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Departmental Procurement

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department and its agencies on procurement under tender because the tender process has been cancelled prior to the award of the contract in the last 12 months. (299358)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of electronic auctions when undertaking procurement exercises. (299455)

I refer the right hon. Gentleman to page Ev 70 of the Treasury Committee’s Thirteenth Report of Session 2008-09, Evaluating the Efficiency Programme (HC 520).