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Last week Cabinet Office published PPN 06/23. The update highlights the importance of  their Commercial Playbooks – they aim to improve decision-making and are designed to overhaul how the Public Sector approaches risk, sustainability and innovation. 

There are currently 4 Playbooks: 

You’re able to download the PPN here Procurement Policy Note: The Commercial Playbooks (HTML) – GOV.UK (

What is the PPN changing?

The PPN is asking In-Scope Organisations to “apply the principles, rules and guidelines set out in the Playbooks” within 3 months. They should also be mindful to apply any content added to the Playbooks in the future.

Who are “In Scope Organisations”? 

In-Scope organisations include all Central Government Departments, their Executive Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies. However, all other public sector bodies should take account of the Playbooks as best practice and so take their principles into account when approaching their commercial activities

If you’d like to speak to us about the changes in more detail please get in touch today – / 0208 036 0004.

We’ll be providing updates to our Procurement Reform webpage regularly as things evolve – Latest Updates on UK Procurement Reform – SouthEastConsortium

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