Cabinet Office freezes frozen IT procurement

One of my colleagues wrote an article about the government’s decision freeze all new IT procurement frameworks while it makes sure that they are not excluding SMEs. Read the story here.

This is all part of the government’s drive to increase the proportion of services it buys from SMEs.

But I was talking to a contact of mine who works with the government on IT contracts and he tells me nothing is moving anyway. So the government has frozen all “new” procurement frameworks but not existing ones. So nothing will really changed then if my source is right that nothing is being signed off.

What do you think? Are you seeing much IT buying going on in  government?

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