To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the contract for development of the catch recording app for under 10m fishing vessels was awarded; what the value of that contract is; how much has been spent on that contract to date; and which company was awarded that contract.
The catch recording application formed part of a wider procurement programme for digital transformation services and was procured through the GOV.UK Digital Marketplace. The contract was awarded to Engine Partners UK LLP (The Engine Group) on 1 August 2018. Catch recording costs to date are £1,530,808 (minus VAT). Full details of the contract awarded and its total value are available at the following site: https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/digital-outcomes-and-specialists/opportunities/6866.