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Home Information Packs

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, columns 201-202W, on home information packs, what the evidential basis was of the value for money assessment undertaken in respect of the contracting out of public relations work in relation to home information packs. (295862)

Agencies on the Central Office of Information public relations framework participate in an open tender process conducted by COI officials to select those agencies best able to provide value for money to the public purse. More information about COI procurement policy is available here:

http://www.coi.gov.uk/suppliers.php?page=63

In relation to Home Information Packs, the Department ensured value for money by using an agency from this framework.