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Departmental Procurement

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 8th 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 Communities and Local Government how many contracts his Department has awarded directly to third sector organisations in each month since May 2010; what the value was of such contracts; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Andrew Stunell Andrew Stunell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government

This information on contract awards is not held centrally and could be supplied only at disproportionate cost.

However we are able to provide a breakdown of actual expenditure with third sector organisation for the period requested which is set out in the following table:

Third sector organisations (£)
May 2010 174,314
June 2010 1,054,642
July 2010 272,099
August 2010 65,962
September 2010 62,401
October 2010 1,162,744
November 2010 86,278
December 2010 146,376
January 2011 989,366
February 2011 53,288
March 2011 377,055
April 2011 113,706
May 2011 900
June 2011 3,600
July 2011 5,699
August 2011 0
September 2011 0
Total 4,568,430

The analysis of our supplier base which has enabled the identification of third sector organisations was undertaken by an independent company. Please note that this will include public sector bodies.

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