Procurement

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 15th 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 Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of his Department's overall procurement spend for each of the last three financial years was spent (a) in joint procurement exercises with other departments and (b) shared between different organisations within the same department group.

Photo of Jennifer Willott Jennifer Willott The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) does not record this information so therefore the answer cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate cost. However, BIS does make use of cross-Government framework agreements that are procured via the Government Procurement Service and which are open to all Government Departments. BIS also strongly encourages Partner Organisations to make use of cross- Government Procurement frameworks.

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