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EU public procurement and SMEs

May 24, 2012

An article on reports: "Much is already being done to help small businesses bidding for government contracts, but the Cabinet Office's new push needs to bear fruit soon, write Graeme Young, partner, and Victoria Moorcroft, solicitor, in the EU and competition team of national law firm Dundas & Wilson In February 2011 the Cabinet Office set government targets to award 25 per cent of government contracts to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). A year after the initiative was announced, the Cabinet Office came under fierce criticism for failing to meet those targets. In a similar vein, a recent report concluded that small businesses were being shut out of procurement in Scotland..."

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