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Departmental Procurement Costs

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Strategic Investment Board has advised the Central Procurement Directorate to add 20 per cent. to projected in-house procurement costs by (a)Government departments and (b) other agencies. (96076)

The Strategic Investment Board has not advised the Central Procurement Directorate of the Department of Finance and Personnel to add 20 per cent. or any other amount, to projected in-house procurement costs by (a) Government Departments and (b) other agencies. No advice of such a nature has been issued by the Strategic Investment Board to any public body.