Speak out on wrong contracts, Whitehall tells suppliers

The UK government wants suppliers to speak out when contracts are “no longer fit for purpose”.

In a new Supplier Code of Conduct, the government asks suppliers to “speak out” when a project or service is “unlikely to succeed” because of government behaviours or poor contract management.

“We also expect suppliers to speak out, without fear of consequences, when a project or service is unlikely to succeed because of our behaviours or a lack of good governance,” said the code. “We expect the same behaviour when a contract is no longer fit for purpose, eg in its contractual stipulations or measures.”

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