Government Departments: Procurement

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department takes to assess supply chain risks in government procurement.

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

Each contract has its own risk profile and government has always worked to reduce risk.

Government contracts are never awarded lightly: each contract is awarded following a transparent and robust process. Government fully complies with procurement regulations and follows these diligently when advertising and awarding contracts, including assessing suppliers’ suitability.

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