Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th June 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the procurement process for the contract to operate covid-19 contact tracing services began; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish a contract award notice for the contract given to Serco to operate covid-19 contact tracing services.

Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish the key performance indicators for the private contracts that have been awarded for the operation of the covid-19 testing and tracing services.

Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will provide details of the performance of contracts for the operation of the covid-19 testing and tracing services with (a) Serco and (c) other private contractors.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The engagement process for this contract began in April 2020 utilising the Crown Commercial Service Contact Centre Services framework.

The Contract Award Notice contract and certain other contractual information will be published on contracts finder. Publication of this information is being carried out as quickly as resources allow in light of the large increase in COVID-19 related contracts being awarded.

Details of Key Performance Indicators will be published as part of the information placed on Contracts Finder.

The Department will publish all information that it is required to do as soon as reasonably practical.

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