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Procurement Projects

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the 20 largest procurement projects initiated by his Department since May 1997 have been; what the (a) original budget, (b) cost to date and (c) consultancy fees have been; and what the final cost was of each project which has been completed. (106579)

The Department came into being in June 2001. From information held centrally, the 20 largest procurement projects initiated by the Department are as follows:

Project title

Awarded in financial year April to March

Budget (£ million)

1

Enabling IT.

2004- 05

850

2

Eradicating Fuel Poverty—Warm Front Programme

2005- 06

338.6

3

Envlrowise Consultancy and Marketing

2005- 06

50

4

Scrapie Testing and Equipment (Genotyping)

2001- 02

42

5

England Catchment Sensitive Farming

2006- 07

35

6

ERDP IT

2001- 02

35

7

Nobel House Redevelopment

2003- 04

25

8

Seed Certification—Provision of Services in Respect of UK Plant Breeders

2005- 06

24.3

9

Temporary Staff

2006- 07

20

10

Facilities Management—London

2003- 04

20

11

Facilities Management—North East and Anglia

2001- 02

18

12

Travel

2005- 06

16

13

Facilities Management—North West

2002- 03

14

14

Facilities Management—South West

2002- 03

14

15

Facilities Management—South East and Reading

2001- 02

13

16

North East Region Premises Solution

2006- 07

12.5

17

Learning and Development Framework

2005- 06

10

18

Waste Implementation Programme—Framework

2006- 07

10

19

Veterinary Surveillance

2002- 03

9.7

20

Lappel Bank Fagbury flats compensation (Wallasea)

2004-061

8.63

1 Various activities, including land purchase and earth works.

The core-Department does not hold a central list of what the original budget, cost to date and any consultancy fees have been, nor does it hold centrally what the final cost has been in each case where the projects have been completed. The information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Of the procurement projects listed, all are current, except procurement project 8 which is completed.

The budget figures quoted are the overall values of the programmes and projects in which there has been a procurement element; and are not necessarily the actual values of contracts or framework agreements associated with the programmes or projects. Costs of programmes and projects are subject to change arising from amended programme and project scope, budgetary re-allocation, and re-consideration of departmental objectives.