Government lawyers draft 'slimline' contract to encourage SMEs to bid for work

Whitehall lawyers have produced a short, easy-to-understand public sector contract to encourage smaller businesses to bid for £12m worth of government contracts.

The Government Legal Department says Chris Stanley, a lawyer from its commercial law group, spent the past year condensing 50,000 words of the existing Crown Commercial Service contract terms into a new 'slimline' public sector contract. The core terms of the new contract add up to just over 20 pages and will be the same for each CCS procurement.

Read the full article at The Law Gazette.