Supplier relief owing to COVID-19 PPN 04-20 - further guidance for schools and colleges

Following on from our previous webinar on PPN 02/20 (issued in the immediate wake of the COVID-19 lockdown) the Cabinet Office has just published further guidance (PPN 04/20) which affects all schools and colleges. Ciara Campfield and Tom Morrison will be presenting on:

- what PPN 04/20 means for your school or college
- what actions you need to take right now to stay compliant with the PPN
- how you can use the transition provisions within the PPN to support finding an effective longer term solution with your suppliers

We will consider possible approaches to negotiations and offer practical advice in response to questions such as “Can I extend and vary my existing contracts instead of carrying out a new procurement? How do I run a procurement during the coronavirus outbreak? Can I issue a direct award due to extreme urgency?”

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