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10 Downing Street: Procurement

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list each of Downing Street’s preferred suppliers, indicating in each case the suppliers’ specialism. (210850)

The Prime Minister’s Office is part of the Cabinet Office.

In line with Government procurement policy, the Cabinet Office selects its suppliers through competition unless there are justifiable reasons to do otherwise, taking account of value for money. Many of its suppliers are awarded contracts under pan-government framework agreements which have been competed through the EU advertising procedures. Information on suppliers’ specialisms is not held centrally and cannot be obtained without incurring disproportionate costs.