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Geographical Information Systems: Procurement

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which companies have been awarded the contracts under OGCbuying.solutions contract tender Reference RM 341, on geographic information services and solutions; and which public bodies are purchasing geographical information under the contracts. (279801)

Suppliers awarded contracts under OCGbuying.solutions contract tender references RM 341 Geographic Information Services and Solutions can be found at

http://www.buyingsolutions.gov.uk/frameworks/full.html?list_by=name&contract_search=GISS&search=search

The public bodies currently using the GISS framework to purchase GI services and data are:

Lot 1: Geographic Information Solutions

CEH Wallingford (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)

Centre of Ecology and Hydrology

Cheshire Police Authority

Consumer Focus

Cumbria Constabulary

Department for Communities and Local Government

Department for Work and Pensions

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Electoral Commission

English Heritage

Environment Agency

External Supply Group, DWP

Government Communications Planning Directorate

HM Revenue and Customs

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

National Offender Management Service

NHS Connecting for Health

Office of Government Commerce

Renfrewshire Council

South Yorkshire Police Authority

Lot 2: Map Making Services

Ministry of Defence CinCFIeet

Lot 3: Data Capture, Analysis and Manipulations Services

Animal Health

Department for Communities and Local Government

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs

Environment Agency

HM Revenue and Customs

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

South Cambridgeshire District Council