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OGCbuying.solutions: Small Businesses

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Chancellor will review the threshold turnover level for the Office of Government Commerce's facilities catalogue to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises whose turnover falls below £1 million are not discriminated against in favour of large companies. (245615)

OGC guidance recommends that supplier turnover should not be the only consideration when assessing a potential new supplier. There have been no examples in the past two years of any companies being excluded from consideration solely on the basis of turnover when compared with contract value. There are therefore currently no turnover thresholds applied during the procurement process.