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Public Procurement Guidance on Managing Covid-19 in Contracts – PPN 02/20

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28/04/2020

PPN 02/20 is addressed to public bodies which are required to comply with the Public Procurement regime.  Despite the tenor of its language, the PPN is Guidance only but seeks to offer a consistent basis upon which relief and enhanced payment terms might be given to help all parts of the supply chain remain above water.

Below is a webinar given by a Consultant at Walker Morris, for Efficiency North – a procurement organisation with a wide range of public body members.

The webinar answers many questions that flow from the PPN including:

  • Should the public sector identify ‘suppliers at risk’?
  • How much diligence should be undertaken?
  • What is the extent of relief and terms of advance payment?
  • How long should relief be given for?
  • How does the guidance sit with contracts about to be let?
  • Is it expected that advance payments may be written off?
  • How does the PPN sit with underlying powers and governance issues?

Walker Morris is accessible to public bodies under Lot2a of the CCS ‘whole of public sector framework’.

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