The Government has outlined new plans to ban poorly performing firms for public sector work, according to a report by Construction Enquirer.
The plans were detailed in a procurement green paper published this week. If passed by Parliament in 2022, the Government will have powers to exclude poorly performing suppliers and contractors, such as firms who fail to deliver projects on budget or on time.
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Steve Barclay said: “Leaving the EU gives us the perfect chance to make our own rules for how the government’s purchasing power can be used to promote strong values.
“While doing so we’re increasing transparency and ensuring that procurement remains fair and open.
“These simpler and more flexible rules will also make it easier for small businesses to win work – placing levelling up at its heart.”