Covid-19 home test kit

Review All Open Covid Contracts Here

December 17, 2020
Data, Open data, Procurement

In October, we openly published all the contracts let by the UK public sector around Covid.

In light of today’s report by the National Audit Office on their Investigation into government procurement during the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it useful to share our portal again, with all available published data on government contracts around Covid.

The table is updated daily and is free to access. If you’d like to review these contracts yourself, you will find them here https://spendnetwork.com/medical-contracts/

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