The CBI has previously called for more government agencies to publish upcoming commercial opportunities to provide businesses with greater confidence to invest in skills necessary to deliver the contracts.
In a speech to the CBI, the Minister for Implementation, Oliver Dowden CBE MP, announced all government departments should look to publish commercial pipelines a minimum of 18 months ahead.
The Playbook also specifies that Departments will now regularly Publish Commercial Pipelines looking at least 18 months ahead.— Oliver Dowden, Minister for Implementation
This change will help us move forward by helping you gain a better understanding of the government’s demand for services and allow you to better respond to contract opportunities."
This is a significant win for business, enabling firms to better respond to contract opportunities due to the ability to prepare long in advance. As part of the CBI's campaign to unblock the issues surrounding the UK's infrastructure pipeline - ultimately with the goal of getting more critical projects funded and completed - we will continue to lobby for additional policy change.