The Government Legal Department (GLD), in collaboration with the Government Digital Service and DLA Piper, has condensed the Crown Commercial Service Contract into a slimmer Public Sector Contract. This exercise was carried out to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which may not have ready access to legal advice or wide procurement experience, to bid for work. The focus on using plain English and avoiding legalese means that SME bidders will no longer have to plough through complex, long contracts. The new contract should save government money too. Provisions that are only used infrequently have been moved into modular schedules. SMEs will be able to choose the elements of the contract appropriate to their works. The new contract also includes some new corporate social responsibility obligations. It is expected that public sector buyers with access to legal teams will adapt the new contract to suit their own specialised requirements.