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UK Trade and Investment: Consultants

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the maximum amount is that UK Trade and Investment senior staff can authorise to be spent on a consultant without making a full business case for doing so. (247765)

UKTI procurement guidelines require a business case for any procurement activity which exceeds £500, including consultancy. For amounts, exceeding £10,000, excluding VAT, a formal UKTI business case template must be used.