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Departments: Contracts

Volume 462: debated on Monday 25 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what data her Department collects on contracts awarded to external suppliers by public bodies it sponsors. (144393)

The Department has a legal obligation to compile data on public procurement for the European Commission. This includes data from the public bodies it sponsors.

Specific data are required for each contract or framework awarded in the last calendar year where the estimated value is above the threshold of the procurement regulations.

The data required includes:

The nationality of the supplier

The category i.e. supply, works or service

The commodity coding allocated

The procurement procedure adopted

The estimated total value

Whether a contract or framework.