Joint Biosecurity Centre: Consultants

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th April 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish all the consultancies contracted by his Department for any period between 1 March 2020 and 19 January 2021 to undertake work for the Joint Biosecurity Centre, identifying the (a) total spend per consultancy and (b) number of consultants supplied by each firm.

Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of consultancies hired by his Department for any period from 1 March 2020 to the present day to undertake work on the NHS Test and Trace programme; and if he will publish the (a) total expenditure by his Department on each of those consultancies and (b) the number of consultants supplied by each of those consultancies.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Tables showing the consultancies procured by the Department for the Joint Biosecurity Centre and NHS Test and Trace are attached. Audited figures on the total spend for each consultancy is not currently available.

We are unable to provide the number of consultants supplied by each company as this information is commercially sensitive, as it could impact the competitive nature of future bids.

Table of Consultancies Contracted (docx, 24.2KB)

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