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Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 03/23: Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ)


This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) updates the Selection Questionnaire (SQ) and accompanying statutory guidance and replaces PPN 08/16.

This PPN applies to all contracting authorities in England, and contracting authorities in Wales and Northern Ireland that exercise wholly or mainly reserved functions, in each case when undertaking above threshold procurements within part 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015). Please circulate this PPN within your organisation, drawing it to the attention of those with a purchasing role.

The revised standard selection questions are to be in use at the latest by 1 April 2023, but can be used immediately. This timescale is to allow for the time needed to incorporate the revised SQ into procurement processes and for the amendment of e-procurement tools.

To view PPN 03/23 please click here.