How to exclude Russian or Belarusian controlled suppliers and how to terminate their existing contracts (in response to the situation in Ukraine and the resulting sanctions) was the topic of a new procurement statement issued by The Cabinet Office on the 28th March 2022.
This statement precedes the UK governments Procurement Bill that will provide a power for a Minister of the Crown to add suppliers to a public debarment list (for both mandatory and discretionary exclusion grounds) if they are assessed as meeting a ground for exclusion and there is insufficient evidence of self-cleaning.
Both UK and overseas suppliers will be eligible for addition to the debarment list.
Naomi Clews Consultancy
Procurement, Tendering, Business Skills