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Government Departments: ICT

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance the Office of Government Commerce's Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Procurement has provided on environmental criteria for government ICT procurement; and if he will make a statement. (269760)

The Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Procurement (CESP) guidance on environmental criteria for Government ICT procurement is outlined in the ‘Quick Win' product specifications, which can be found on the DEFRA website:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/sustainable/government/what/priority/consumptionproduction/quickWins/index.htm

The guidance is based on the Greening Government ICT Strategy published in July 2008:

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/cio/greening_government_ict