Local authorities have been criticised for continuing to neglect smaller companies when spending their budgets.
In late March, the EU finally published the three long-awaited new directives on public procurement.
Jon Milton, business development director of Comensura, says that small businesses should take advantage of what's on offer.
CBI research released today suggests that progress on opening up public sector procurement has been "painfully slow."
The separation between public service procurement and the private sector is at an all-time high, says David Cliff.