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Corrupt Bidders

The UK will introduce a conviction check process to prevent corrupt bidders with relevant convictions from winning public contracts, and is committed to exploring ways of sharing such information across borders.

Country: UK

Status: overdue

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: October 2018


Concrete: Concrete | New: Somewhat New | Ambitious: Somewhat Ambitious


October 2018 update: The UK did not deliver against this commitment by its own deadline (December 2017), and we have not seen any public evidence that the Crown Commercial Service has introduced this new check.

June 2018 update: The UK's Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-22 reiterated this commitment, stating that a trial conviction check process would begin in December 2017. As of the end of March 2018, this trial has not yet started.

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