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Official Cars: Procurement

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what public procurement contracts are planned involving the purchase of cars, vans and trucks over the next 12 months; and whether the vehicles purchased will be British-built in each case. (247026)

The majority of vehicles to be purchased by the public sector over the next 12 months will be made through the numerous existing framework agreements. There is no centrally-held list of those that are organisation-specific, but those in the following table are collaborative agreements listed on the OGC Contracts Database. The contracts are with a variety of suppliers and are based on best value for money. Some of the vehicles purchased through these contracts will be wholly or partially built in the United Kingdom, but it is illegal under EU procurement legislation to mandate British-only vehicles.

Lead Authority


Department of Work and Pensions

Motor Vehicle Purchase Framework Agreement

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation

Motor vehicles (Purchase of)

Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation

Commercial and Passenger Transport vehicles

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation

Specialist vehicles (Purchase of)