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Supplier Relief Due to COVID-19

The Executive has agreed to implement measures to ensure that Departments pay their suppliers as quickly as possible to maintain cash flow and protect jobs. Further detail of the measures are outlined in the latest Procurement Guidance Note - PGN 01/20 Supplier Relief Due to Covid-19.

The Executive has agreed to implement measures to ensure that Departments pay their suppliers as quickly as possible to maintain cash flow and protect jobs. Further detail of the measures are outlined in the latest Procurement Guidance Note - PGN 01/20 Supplier Relief Due to Covid-19.

The current outbreak of COVID-19 is unprecedented and will have a significant impact on businesses of all sizes. Many suppliers to public bodies will struggle to meet their contractual obligations and this will put their financial viability, ability to retain staff and their supply chains at risk.
In light of this, the Northern Ireland Executive has agreed contracting authorities should act now to support suppliers at risk, so that they are better able to cope with the current crises and to resume normal service delivery, and fulfil their contractual obligations when the outbreak is over.

The guidance is available here:  https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/pgn-0120-supplier-relief-due-covid-19