Here is what a Cabinet Office spokesman said:
"We cannot comment on the status of individual suppliers, but we are absolutely clear that this Government will not tolerate poor supplier performance.
"We want to strengthen our contract management by reporting on suppliers' performance against criteria and sharing the information across Government. This means that information on a supplier's performance will be available and taken into consideration at the start of and during the procurement process (pre-contract). Suppliers with poor performance may therefore find it more difficult to secure new work with HMG.
"This policy will include the identification of any high-risk suppliers so that performance issues are properly taken into account before any new contracts are given.
"High-risk classification is based on material performance concerns. Suppliers deemed high risk will be subject to particularly close scrutiny when awarding new work.
"Overall, this is simply good commercial practice and in line with how we are improving the way government does business and emulating the best of the private sector."
I wrote this article yesterday. It questions whether this tough stance will actually have the desired effect.