Briefing Papers More ›

Summary – English Metro-Mayor Manifestos 2021

Following the final announcement of the election results, this reference document is a summary of some of the key measures in the Manifestos of the successful MetroMayor candidates.

Summary – Welsh Labour Party Manifesto 2021

Following the election result, this reference document is a summary of some of the key measures in the Welsh Labour Party Manifesto.

Summary – SNP Manifesto 2021

Following the election result, this reference document is a summary of some of the key measures in the SNP Manifesto.

Budget Submissions More ›

BSA Letter to Chancellor Ahead of Spring Statement 2022

The BSA has written to the Chancellor ahead of the 2022 Spring Statement.

BSA Submission ahead of Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

Click here to read the BSA’s submission ahead of this year’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review. Our submission focusses on the following: investment and green recovery; project delivery; supporting business and VCSE organisations; and the levelling up agenda.

BSA Submission Ahead of Budget 2021

The BSA has made its submission ahead of Budget 2021. The submission focusses on the following: project delivery; investment and green recovery; supporting businesses and VCSE organisations; and the levelling up agenda.

The BSA will be submitting supplementary documents. Please send any further comments or matters arising to

Consultation Responses More ›

BSA Response to Prisons Strategy White Paper

The  BSA welcomes the publication of the Prisons Strategy White Paper and the accompanying consultation. The Strategy reflects significant steps forward in the Government’s efforts to modernise the prison estate by making it resilient, secure, and a stepping-stone to sustainable resettlement.

BSA Response to Consultation on Flexi-Job Apprenticeships

BSA Response to Green Paper on Public Procurement

The BSA strongly welcomes the recent publication of the Government’s Green Paper on Transforming Public Procurement. It reflects a significant step forward in the Government’s continued efforts to increase the value and efficiency of public service delivery – efforts that the BSA and its members have long supported.

We hope that the recommendations contained within this response can further support the Government’s work in this crucial policy area and have therefore only responded to the most relevant questions for BSA members as set out in the consultation.

Event write-up More ›

Summit on the Future of Work and Levelling Up

In March 2022, the BSA partnered with BSA member Barclays to discuss the Future of Work and Levelling Up at a virtual Summit.

BSA Seminar: Procurement and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

In July 2021 the BSA, in collaboration with the LGBT+ in FM Network and
Trowers & Hamlins LLP, organised a Seminar to discuss client expectations
of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) policies and practice, with
particular reference to the procurement process.

Building Back Better: Learning from Lockdown – Yorkshire

In July 2021 the BSA, in collaboration with CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, organised the latest regionally-focused online seminar on lessons from the lockdown period for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in future. The focus of the discussion was on Yorkshire.

Policy Reports More ›

Statement of Best Practice in Partnership Working between larger businesses or VCSE organisations and SMEs

The document looks at ways in which partnership working has been developing and improving in recent years, and why this should continue to happen. It then shares some specific examples of best practice which BSA members have put into effect and which it hopes will be adopted elsewhere.

Summary: Contract catering in the UK

Contract catering is a vital part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure. The sector serves millions of people every day across the UK. This paper looks at the importance of catering across public sector settings, the characteristics of contract catering services, and the typical commercial considerations in each sector.

BSA/Polar Insight Procurement Survey – October 2020

In July 2020, the BSA and Polar Insight conducted a survey of members to understand more about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and factors relating to procurement.

Download the survey report here:

Press Release More ›

BSA Response to Gillian Keegan Letter on Apprenticeships

The BSA has responded to the reply from Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, following our proposal on levy funded short courses.

BSA Letter to Rt Hon Michael Gove on coronavirus

The BSA has written to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster regarding coronavirus .

BSA Comment on Budget 2020

“Investment in infrastructure, research and development is all welcome. Additional Support through the period of the coronavirus is necessary and welcome. Government needs to move swiftly to include procurement reform, ‘the playbook’, into legislation.”