Public Sector: Billing

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Mendelsohn Lord Mendelsohn Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for auditing the payment performance data published by public authorities as required by sections 113(7) and 113(8) of the Public Service Contracts Regulations 2015; and what processes they use for such audits.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 20 February 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

Details of central government contracts above the value of £10,000 and wider public sector contracts above the value of £25,000 are published on Contracts Finder.

Public procurement regulations do not contain requirements for public bodies to include auditing or whistleblowing policies in the operational delivery and management of public contracts.

Public bodies in scope of these regulations are individually responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their own data prior to publication, and operate their own whistleblowing policies.

The Government encourages whistleblowers to get independent advice (e.g. from Citizens Advice) to ensure that they are adequately protected.

Public sector suppliers that have not been paid on time can raise the issue with the Public Procurement Review Service.

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Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

Details of central government contracts above the value of £10,000 and wider public sector contracts above the value of £25,000 are published on Contracts Finder.

Public procurement regulations do not contain requirements for public bodies to include auditing or whistleblowing policies in the operational delivery and management of public contracts.

Public bodies in scope of these regulations are individually responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their own data prior to publication, and operate their own whistleblowing policies.

The Government encourages whistleblowers to get independent advice (e.g. from Citizens Advice) to ensure that they are adequately protected.

Public sector suppliers that have not been paid on time can raise the issue with the Public Procurement Review Service.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

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