Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion and value of his Department's contracts have been let (a) under the restricted procedure, (b) by the open procedure, (c) via framework agreements and (d) via a tendering process involving the use of a pre-qualification questionnaire in each of the last three years.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The information requested is not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change abides by Cabinet Office policy sourcing goods and services via Crown Commercial Service framework agreements wherever possible. DECC uses the open procedure to maximise opportunities for SMEs unless there is a strong justification for an alternative procurement route. Pre-qualification questionnaires are not used for procurements with a value lower than £100,000.

Contracts of the Department are published on the Cabinet Office website, which can be found at:

The Department would be able to provide further contract information by narrowing the scope, if specific procurement projects were identified.

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