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Cabinet Office written question – answered on 5th December 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, with reference to the written evidence submitted by Interserve to the Public Accounts Committee on 6 June 2018, Strategic Suppliers SSU0003, whether Crown Representatives are able to discuss issues relating to contracts not yet awarded with strategic suppliers.

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

Crown Representatives work with Strategic Suppliers to understand their bid pipeline, and to get market perspectives on particular types of service. Once specific procurements have begun, Crown Representatives do not engage with suppliers on those procurements.

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