Amendments to the Supplier Questionnaire under PPN 03/23


The new Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ) for regulated procurement comes into operation from 1 April 2023. There are significant changes to the question set, as set out in the PPN 03/23 Guidance Notes

Sarah Dye, Operational Procurement Manager at NWUPC, has created a guide for members which details the extent and nature of the changes.

Some of the notable differences include:

  • Guidance and additional wording on what is meant by ‘relying on another organisation’ to meet the selection criteria and who needs to provide which information for group bids;
  • Revised obligations in the response to requirements under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) and greater clarity on handling responses to these questions with requirements under the MSA moving from Part 3 to Part 2;
  • Introduction of new questions on health and safety and data protection in Part 3.

We recommend you review your selection questionnaire, procurement documents, and the content on your e-procurement tool in line with the updates ahead of the 1 April 2023.