The CBI has strongly supported the government's drive to improve procurement practices across the public sector. Over the past year, the government has made a number of significant announcements about the government's priorities and its desire to move towards faster, cheaper and more effective procurement practices.

In November 2011, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General Francis Maude MP set out how the government intended to drive the implementation of these new processes. This was followed in March 2012 with the launch of a procurement pledge between government and supplier representatives to help cement new practices in both the public and private sector.

Later this year, the CBI will publish a report assessing progress, highlighting where good practice is emerging, where further progress is needed and identifying measures to help drive further reforms. The answers to this survey will form the heart of the report and will help shape the reccomendations for our future lobbying work on procurement reform.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. All responses will be treated as confidential, if you are interested in discussing this work in more detail, contact details for the CBI procurement team are at the end of the survey.