To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of his Department's procurement expenditure was awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises in (a) direct procurement and (b) indirect procurement spend in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013; and what the projected proportion is for (A) 2014, (B) 2015 and (C) 2016.
The information requested is best provided in the following table:
|Percentage of total DWP spend with SME’s|
|Direct SME spend||Indirect SME spend||Total SME spend|
|Note: Percentage figures have been rounded to 2 decimal places|
|Targets for percentage total spend with SME’s|
With around 78% of the Department’s contract expenditure due to be re-tendered in the next 4 years, the Department will undertake a number of activities designed to encourage SME’s to engage with our procurement exercises.