Local Government Procurement

Inquiry Status: Report published

The central focus of this inquiry was to assess the extent to which Local Government is delivering good value for money and meeting the objectives of local authorities.

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Relevant debates in Parliament

House of Commons Private Members’ Debate Westminster Hall 16 January 2013

Public Administration Committee Inquiry into Government Procurement. Report published July 2013

Related information

House of Commons Library briefing note June 2013

National Audit Office report

Audit Commisison report published November 2013

National Audit Office memoranda published November 2013

National Audit Office memorandum published November 2013

Government links

Framework for a range of workstreams which aim to reduce the cost of government construction projects

Government Procurement Service website