Ministry of Defence: Contracts:Written question - HL375

Asked by Lord Touhig
Asked on: 23 October 2019
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence: Contracts
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that the Ministry of Defence's management of outsourcing contracts has wasted £3.9 billion, what plans they have to review such contracts for defence work.
Answered by: Baroness Goldie
Answered on: 29 October 2019

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) routinely reviews and monitors all its contracts, including outsourced services.

In February 2019, the Government Commercial Function launched the 'Outsourcing Playbook' which sets out Government policy and guidelines on outsourcing procurement activities. The aim is to improve both the decision making around outsourcing, and the quality of contracts.

The MOD has been engaged throughout the development of the 'Outsourcing Playbook' and is now implementing its policies.

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