This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Contracting authorities must act now to ensure suppliers at risk are in a position to resume normal contract delivery once the outbreak is over.

The guidance note ‘Model interim payment terms’ provides a set of terms that contracting authorities can use to implement PPN 02/20 in providing contractual relief to suppliers who have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

The guidance note ‘Payments to suppliers for contingent workers’ provides guidance for contracting authorities where they have contingent workers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) and is updated with the latest frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) – latest FAQs on PPN 02/20.

Procurement Policy Note 02/20: supplier relief due to coronavirus (COVID-19)