Transparency and Accountability
Achieving greater transparency of public sector procurement and
Government has set out the need for greater transparency across
its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and
politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to
public expenditure, intended to help achieve better value for
As part of the transparency agenda, Government
has made the following commitments with regard to procurement and
- All new central government ICT contracts over the value of
£10,000 to be published in full online from July 2010.
- All new central government tender documents for contracts over
£10,000 to be published on a single website from September 2010,
with this information to be made available to the public free of
- New items of central government spending over £25,000 to
published online from November 2010.
- All new central government contracts to be published in full
from January 2011.
Suppliers and those organisations looking to
bid for public sector contracts should be aware that if they are
awarded a new government contract, the resulting contract between
the supplier and government will be published. In some
circumstances, limited redactions will be made to some contracts
before they are published in order to comply with existing law and
for the protection of national security.
Information on JNCC staff posts, salaries and an organogram of
the organisation can be found here.