Please note that all responses collected will be confidential and details of your answers will not be shared with anyone outside of techUK. Any figures released from the survey to either the media or techUK stakeholders will be both aggregated and anonymised.

For any questions on the survey, please contact henry.rex@techuk.org  

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* 1. Contact information 

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* 2. Government initiatives

Has the Government acted effectively on its political commitment to helping small businesses break into the public sector market over the last 5 years?

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* 3. Do you think that the G- Cloud Framework has helped SMEs access the public sector market?

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* 4. Which other Government frameworks have helped you access the public sector market (e.g. DOS3, Tech Products 2, Tech Services 2)?

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* 5. Which Government frameworks do you feel are not effective in helping you access the public sector market (e.g. G- Cloud 10, DOS3, Tech Products 2, Tech Services 2)?

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* 6. Do you support Government’s 33% target of awarding central government procurement spend to SMEs?

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* 7. Do you think the 33% target is achievable in the next five years?

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* 8. Barriers to entry

Do you think Government buyers have sufficient understanding of how small businesses can meet their needs?

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* 9. Do you think that Government buyers are making enough use of technology platforms and eMarketplaces?

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* 10. What are the main barriers for SMEs doing business with Government? (Select a maximum of 3)

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* 11. Routes to market

What is the most common route to market for you?

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* 12. What is your preferred route to market as an SME?

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* 13. Should Government be doing more to improve the SME experience as part of the supply chain route to selling into the public sector?

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* 14. Mystery Shopper, Contracts Finder & SME Panel

Have you ever used the Government’s Mystery Shopper service?

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* 15. Have you ever used the Government’s Contract Finder service?

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* 16. Do you think Contracts Finder has helped small business access business opportunities?

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* 17. Are you aware of the Cabinet Office Small Business Panel?

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* 18. Is there anything you would like to add or comment on that has not been included in the above questions?

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