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Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were successful; how much his Department paid to Capita Group plc for the execution of contracts in each such year; how many contracts which terminate after 2010 Capita Group plc hold with his Department; and what the monetary value is of all outstanding contracts between his Department and Capita Group plc. (303153)

The Capita Group plc have tendered for contracts let by the Department in the last five years as follows:












Two of these tenders were successful, both in 2007-08. These were to carry out an executive search role to appoint the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Sport England and to provide the Department with a flight travel booking service.

Capita were paid £29,250 for the executive search contract in 2007-08. For the flight travel booking service the following has been paid:

2007-08: £31,234

2008-09: £127,235

Neither of these contracts will terminate after 2010.

There is no outstanding amount with reference to the executive search contract, while the flight travel booking service does not have an outstanding monetary value associated as this will be dependent upon the number of flights booked within the remaining term of the contract.