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Procurement

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many contracts his Department has awarded directly to (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) large businesses in each month since May 2010; what the value was of such contracts; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

The information in the format requested is not held centrally and could not be obtained without incurring disproportionate cost.

Since January 2011 the Cabinet Office has awarded the following contracts above the value of £10,000 which have been published on Contracts Finder.

www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk

  Small and medium sized enterprise Large enterprise
Month Number Maximum value (£) Number Maximum value (£)
January 0 n/a 2 (1)50,000,000
        118,000
         
February 1 30,000 0 n/a
         
March 3 4,876,853 6 100,000
    30,456   98,488
    24,840   15,000
        41,190
        112,979
        (2)0
         
April 7 454,000 2 25,000
    13,725   1,000,000
    56,015    
    52,917    
    67,989    
    80,000    
    26,170    
         
May 1 37,913 1 38,000
         
June 2 40,000 1 18,909
    24,000    
         
July 0 n/a 3 15,540
        44,750
        (1)400,000,000
         
August 2 51,540 3 12,000
    (3)1,200,000   108,420
        93,285
         
September 4 63,000 5 100,760
    15,600   55,000
    84,000   250,000
    84,000   75,000
        18,432
         
October 1 (1)1,500,000 0 n/a
(1 )Represents estimated total value of pan-government business. (2 )No value attributed. Actual value will depend on the amount of demand for the services supplied through the contract. (3 )Represents estimated value of business placed through framework covering six suppliers, one of which is a large enterprise.

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