Government Departments: Private Contractors

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th September 2012.

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Photo of Lord King of West Bromwich Lord King of West Bromwich Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the recent difficulties with G4S's contract to provide security for the Olympics, what assessment they have made of the guidance provided to government departments on entering into contracts with private sector organisations.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Back in June the Government announced that we were stepping up the formal performance management of large, strategic suppliers. This will include formal reporting on performance and the identification of any high-risk suppliers so that past performance issues are properly taken into account before any new contracts are given.

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