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Departmental Contracts

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the standard of service provided to his Department and its agencies by contractors appointed by reverse auction. (285219)

The Department and its two executive agencies, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency, do not use reverse auctions as part of procurements within their own budgets.