Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts and Heritage)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2018 to Question 153210 on UNUM, which organisations are authorised to award local contracts under the low value procurement process.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Low Value Provision (LVP) requires that all providers who wish to be considered for providing LVP training must be registered on a central database within ‘Basware’. When providers register on ‘Basware’, they state the training they can deliver and the locations in which they can deliver.

A list of fully registered, part registered and those providers whose registration has expired is held centrally and updated each week. There are currently over 9000 providers on the list. UNUM Provident are not currently listed as a local provider. To identify all organisations could only be achieved at disproportionate cost.

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