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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (6 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: There have been 278 spot checks completed in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (5 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Government will obtain the kind of information which could have smoothed the management of the Carillion insolvency by introducing living wills. Interserve is one of the suppliers who have volunteered to pilot the use of living wills.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (5 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Crown Representatives work with Strategic Suppliers to understand their bid pipeline, and to get market perspectives on particular types of service. Once specific procurements have begun, Crown Representatives do not engage with suppliers on those procurements.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (5 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The spot checks on procurement documents only apply to contracting authorities within the public sector.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (5 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Spot checks undertaken in the last 12 months have been targeted where we were aware that a contracting authority had previously not complied with a part of public procurement regulations, and where contracting authorities are not advertising tender opportunities on Contracts Finder appropriately. We had 100% compliance when following up with the contracting authority applying a...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement (5 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Spot checks undertaken in the last 12 months have been targeted where we were aware that a contracting authority had previously not complied with a part of public procurement regulations, and where contracting authorities are not advertising tender opportunities on Contracts Finder appropriately. Therefore the majority of spot checks undertaken in the last 12 months have resulted in the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Pubic Sector: Billing (5 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Large suppliers are already required by law to publish their payment records every 6 months on Gov.uk. Departments will be able to use these records as part of the assessment to ensure the criteria is met. These are published here https://www.gov.uk/check-when-businesses-pay-invoices If a business is unable to demonstrate that they are meeting the core standard of paying 95% of invoices...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Billing (5 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: If a business is unable to demonstrate that they are meeting the code’s core standard of paying 95% of invoices within 60 days over the previous two six month periods and cannot explain why or show evidence of significant remedial action taking place, then they may be excluded from the process and not be able to win that opportunity. Decisions will be taken on a case by case basis. ...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Billing (5 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Cabinet Office regularly reviews staff numbers to ensure that teams are adequately resourced.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: Edinburgh (4 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The amount spent by HMRC in each of the last five years on office accommodation for staff who will be relocating to its Edinburgh Regional Centre, which is currently being constructed at 1 Sibbald Walk, Edinburgh is as follows: 2018-19, £13 million 2017-18, £12 million 2016-17, £13 million 2015-16, £13 million 2014-15, £14 million HMRC has signed an agreement for lease for 1...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Scotland (4 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The location information for all the Civil Estate, including Scotland, is published online at data.gov.uk as part of Government transparency commitments. Details of Government property to let or for sale can be found via the Government Property Finder website. The Government does not publish lease expiry dates for Government offices used by Departmental staff due to the commercially...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Industrial Injuries Scheme: Civil Service (3 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Annual allowances payable under the Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme are reviewed each year and reduced where appropriate to take account of retirement pensions that become payable wholly or partly out of public funds. The information about claimants who have been overcompensated can only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Data Protection (3 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: In order to establish the merits of storing government data with a contracted private sector cloud company, departments should use the Technology Code of Practice principles and follow the government Cloud First policy. Both of these policies provide clear guidelines of the things a department should consider, recognising that there is not one single solution for all departments. It is the...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (3 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: It is the responsibility of contracting authorities to carry out appropriate due diligence checks on potential suppliers and financial monitoring on existing suppliers when they are contracting out, to ensure that those suppliers are able to deliver the public services for which they are contracted. The Strategic Supplier Risk Management Policy is not of itself relevant to the conduct of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (3 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: As the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster announced on 19 November, Interserve is one of the suppliers who have volunteered to pilot the use of “living wills”. The companies piloting “living wills” will provide them in the coming weeks.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (3 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Government already continually monitors the financial health of its strategic suppliers and has appropriate plans in place in relation to the risk of those companies. These plans are commercially sensitive and confidential. We do not believe that any strategic supplier is in a similar situation to Carillion. This monitoring also enables Government to assess suppliers’ ability to...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Staff (3 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Crown Representatives fulfil an important role in a wider system of assurance and supplier relationship management and participate in regular sharing of knowledge and best practice. We continually review the Crown Representatives through feedback mechanisms. We have reviewed the portfolio and allocation of Strategic Suppliers, have recently appointed new Crown Representatives and new...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (3 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: Cabinet Office regularly engages with all Strategic Suppliers to ensure that Government is receiving relevant and accurate information on suppliers’ health and their ability to deliver on their contracts. This work is led through the Strategic Partnering Programme in the Markets and Suppliers team in the Government Commercial Function.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Interserve (3 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: This information is already publicly available on Contracts Finder.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Carillion (3 Dec 2018)

Oliver Dowden: The Crown Representatives fulfil an important role in a wider system of assurance and supplier relationship management and participate in regular sharing of knowledge and best practice. We continually review the Crown Representatives through feedback mechanisms. We have reviewed the portfolio and allocation of Strategic Suppliers, have recently appointed new Crown Representatives and new...


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