To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of her Department's overall procurement spend for each of the previous three financial years was (a) spent on joint procurement exercises with other departments and (b) shared between different organisations within the same department group.
The information is as follows:
(a) During 2010-11, DFID spend on collaborative procurement exercises accounted for 2.6% of total procurement. During 2011-12, spend on collaborative procurement exercises accounted for 1.9% of total procurement. In 2012-13 DFID spend accounted for 3.7%.
(b) DFID is a standalone department.