Department for International Development: Procurement

Department for International Development written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the procurement spend of her Department was in each year since 2010.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Department for International Development

DFID spend each year since 2010 through organisations that have a contract with the department is shown below.

Year

Spend

2010/11

£0.54bn

2011/12

£0.67bn

2012/13

£0.73bn

2013/14

£1.02bn

2014/15

£1.24bn

2015/16

£1.34bn

DFID’s use of contractors is an operationally important part of the department’s delivery strategy, enabling DFID to respond quickly and efficiently to crises and reach those in need in some of the most dangerous parts of the world.

Contractors help deliver projects on the ground such as treatment centres to defeat Ebola in Sierra Leone, life-saving aid to Syrian refugees, and shelter to people who have lost their homes as a result of natural disasters‎.‎

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