Information held by the Department where available for the last-five financial years 2008-09 to 2012-13 is contained in the following table.
|Departmental spend excluding VAT|
|Supplier name||2008-09||2010-11||2011-12||2012-13||Grand total|
|G4S Assessment Services (UK) LTD||630||3,098||790||790||5,308|
|Group 4 Technology LTD||47,107||—||—||—||47,107|
The Department also has a contract with Group 4 Total Security Limited for the provision of key holding and call out services for one alarmed premises. The Department cannot provide a total contract value until the end of the contract in 2014 as the contract is volume related and dependent on the number of call outs.
In July 2008, the Department implemented a new business management system (BMS) which collects enhanced detail on the categorisation, purpose and value of orders. This has now given the Department the scope to be more specific about the nature of each of the consultancy commissions. However, information on the period of engagement for each case is not held on BMS.