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FireBuy Limited

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the operation of FireBuy Limited. (200613)

FireBuy Ltd. was established as a non-departmental public body in March 2006. Its role is to help deliver the National Procurement Strategy for the Fire and Rescue Service, published in November 2005. FireBuy’s aim is to secure efficiencies in procurement through the negotiation of fire-specific contracts for the Fire and Rescue Service. It is also working to advance interoperability within the service, improve standards of equipment and assist in removing traditional barriers to recruitment and reduce environmental impacts. The Department is currently reviewing the National Procurement Strategy, including the role of FireBuy Ltd.