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Departmental Procurement

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2011, Official Report, columns 856-58W, on departmental procurement, whether any of the contracts were not put out to tender; and for what reasons.

Photo of John Penrose John Penrose Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

In accordance with departmental policy, some low value contracts (under £1,000) were not put out to tender as it would not have been cost-effective for either the Department or the potential supplier. In a small number of other cases there was only one suitable supplier with the expertise and capability of delivering the very specific service the contract demanded, however, again, these examples only affected contracts of low monetary value.

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