Why are SMEs often locked out of public sector contracts?
Despite numerous initiatives to improve value-for-money and support growing businesses by bringing more SMEs into the supply chain, it would seem that many vital public services are still being awarded to the same handful of major contractors. The problem is that these contractors have either failed to meet their obligations previously, and/or been driven out of business by contracts that were designed to fail from the outset. Clearly this situation is unsustainable. There ar