The Government wants to ensure that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) win a greater share of government business. We are committed to ensuring that SMEs can compete fairly with bigger companies for our contracts. The purpose of this short questionnaire is to improve our understanding of your market sector, so that we can engage with you more effectively. Specifically the focus of this study is to better understand SMEs' views on the Frameworks run by the Government Procurement Service (GPS). For more information on GPS and Frameworks please visit http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/. For the latest tender information follow @smecrownrep.
The SME community encompasses a broad range of different size businesses. Please indicate which of the following best describes your business:
In which sectors does your business operate (e.g. Communications, Property, Travel, Energy, Professional Services, Education, Office Services, Fleet, Print etc.) Please state:
Please select one of the more of the following if you have ever:
If you have bid for inclusion on a GPS framework and were successful, did the subsequent business you derived meet your expectations?
If you have bid for inclusion and been unsuccessful, what were the reasons?
If you have never bid, please indicate why not?
A number of measures have been put in place that are designed to open up the way that Government does business to ensure that SMEs can successfully compete for Government business. Please indicate which of the following you are aware of:
What would encourage you to continue to bid in the future?
This survey is part of the Government's commitment to getting full value for money from SME suppliers. It has set an aspiration that at least 25% of Government spend is flowing to SMEs by the end of this parliament (2015). We will be conducting a series of 20 minute telephone conversations with the SME community. If you would like to be included, please add your contact details here: