Public Sector: Procurement

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, how many of the spot checks on procurement documents carried out by the Public Procurement Review Service in the last 12 months revealed non-compliance with public procurement regulations.

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

Spot checks undertaken in the last 12 months have been targeted where we were aware that a contracting authority had previously not complied with a part of public procurement regulations, and where contracting authorities are not advertising tender opportunities on Contracts Finder appropriately.

We had 100% compliance when following up with the contracting authority applying a recommendation we had previously made from our investigation. We had a 82.25% success rate following intervention with a contracting authority which was not advertising tender opportunities on all the correct portals.

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