Government Departments: Procurement

Treasury written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Government departments and agencies have participated in electronic auctions facilitated by (a) the Office of Government Commerce and (b) OGC.buyingsolutions in the last 12 months.

Photo of Ian Pearson Ian Pearson Economic Secretary, HM Treasury

In the 12 months between 1 January to 31 December 2009 the Office of Government Commerce has facilitated two electronic auctions which have involved the following Government Departments and related agencies:

HM Treasury

Department for Transport

London Development Agency

In addition, 66 bodies for the wider public sector participated including local government, police forces and health bodies. These two e-auctions had a combined value of £75 million going into the auction and generated savings of £16.55 million.

The following Government Departments and Agencies have participated in electronic auctions facilitated by Buying Solutions (formerly OGCbuying.solutions) in the same 12 month period:

Department for Communities and Local Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

In addition, 32 bodies from the wider public sector also participated. The e-auctions facilitated by Buying Solutions had a combined value of £248.7 million going into the auction, and generated savings of £47.9 million

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