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Sustainable Development

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th October 2005.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Liberal Democrat Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment is made (a) of the environmental impact and (b) against sustainable development criteria of bids for contracts awarded by her Department; who is responsible for making such assessments; and whether these assessments are published.

Photo of James Purnell James Purnell Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Media and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

The Department requires bidders to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire which incorporates questions about their environmental capabilities. This is assessed prior to selection of candidates to participate in the tendering process.

The tender specification explains the Department's sustainability requirements. Sustainability criteria are weighted accordingly to the nature of the work and assessments are made by a team selected for their knowledge and experience in areas of the bid requirements, which may include environmental impact and/or sustainable development. Assessments are not published but are provided to bidders on request through a de-briefing process.

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