Public Sector: Procurement:Written question - 197336

Q
Asked by Jon Trickett
(Hemsworth)
Asked on: 29 November 2018
Cabinet Office
Public Sector: Procurement
Commons
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of the the spot checks on procurement documents carried out by the Public Procurement Review Service in the last 12 months resulted in the Crown Commercial Service providing guidance to the relevant contracting authority.
A
Answered by: Oliver Dowden
Answered on: 05 December 2018

Spot checks undertaken in the last 12 months have been targeted where we were aware that a contracting authority had previously not complied with a part of public procurement regulations, and where contracting authorities are not advertising tender opportunities on Contracts Finder appropriately.

Therefore the majority of spot checks undertaken in the last 12 months have resulted in the Public Procurement Review Service providing guidance to the relevant contracting authority at some point. We did not provide guidance on the spot checks that were classed as following up recommendations from our investigations, these contract authorities had already received the guidance in the form of a recommendation.

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