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Government Departments: Procurement

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the approved suppliers that are in use by all Government Departments under the terms set out in the Official Journal of the European Union. (234268)

An A-Z list of all suppliers with an agreement with is available at:

Information relating to suppliers used by other Government Departments is not held centrally.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what circumstances procurement takes place by Government Departments from bodies other than those approved within the latest Catalist Framework. (234270)

Government Departments are responsible for their own purchasing decisions which will be based on value for money and usually achieved through competition.

They are encouraged to use existing collaborative procurement deals, where they provide value for money, such as those offered by the Catalist Framework.