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The government has updated its Frequently Asked Questions relating to the scope and application of Procurement Policy Note 02/20 on supplier relief due to COVID-19 (PPN 02/20).
PPN 02/20 was first published on 20 March 2020 and throughout April further guidance, FAQs and model terms have been added.
Recent updates to FAQs include the addition of responses relating to:
PPN 02/20 acknowledges the impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on businesses across the board. The FAQs for the PPN are dynamic, with the government having committed to update them regularly to reflect feedback. With the PPN currently having effect until at the least the end of June, contracting authorities are advised to stay abreast of changes to the suite of related documents, which provide best practice guidance.
This publication is intended for general guidance and represents our understanding of the relevant law and practice as at April 2020. Specific advice should be sought for specific cases. For more information see our terms & conditions.
21 April 2020
by Bill Hull