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Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether there was an open tender process for the CompeteFor website contract. (251304)

The London Development Agency used an existing list of approved companies who had successfully tendered for selection on the Office of Government Commerce's Catalist Framework for CompeteFor. The OGC framework is itself developed through an open competitive process. Its framework agreements are let using an Official Journal of the European Union procurement process that shortlists suppliers by category, which any business can tender for, and which helps to speed up the procurement process.