Government Departments: Procurement

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to remove disproportionate financial turnover requirements in tendered Government contracts for SMEs.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Contracting Authorities are only allowed to require suppliers to have a turn over that is twice the value of the contract they are applying for.

If a supplier is asked for a disproportionate turnover requirements they can report this to our Mystery Shopper Service, who will investigate on their behalf.

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