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Departmental ICT

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of IT products in each category procured for each division of his Department were compliant with the Government’s Buy Sustainable-Quick Win standard in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (269628)

The information as requested is not held centrally within the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). To respond accurately and to establish how many and what proportion of IT products in each category procured for each division of the Department were compliant with the Government’s Buy Sustainable-Quick Win standard in the latest year would involve an extensive information collection exercise which would exceed the recommended disproportionate cost threshold. However, to be helpful, the following information has been provided.

For all core and commonly purchased IT products the Department informs potential suppliers that they must first provide details of their compliance or otherwise with the Government’s Buy Sustainable-Quick Win standard detailed at

http://www.defra.gov.uk/sustainable/government/what/priority/consumption-production/quickWins/

This information is then used when evaluating the suitability of each supplier to meet the Departments requirements.