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NHS Direct: Contracts

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the names are of all suppliers with which the NHS Direct NHS Trust holds contracts. (245626)

This information is contained in the list of NHS Direct suppliers which has been placed in the Library.

NHS Direct has contracts with those suppliers listed providing various goods and services and these include the following:

contracts under Framework Agreements set up by:

1. the Purchasing and Supplies Agency (PASA);

2. the Office of Government Commerce (OGC);

3. the Central Office of Information (COI);

contracts awarded following OJEU notices advertised where over the EU thresholds;

contracts awarded following competitive tender where under EU thresholds; and

ad-hoc orders placed in line with the Trusts Standing Orders Reservation and Delegation.