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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific training is received by Ministry of Defence officials in negotiating equipment and services procurement contract terms and conditions effectively and in guaranteeing best value for money. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>Ministry of Defence (MOD) procurement activity ranges from the purchase of low value consumable items through to complex equipment acquisition, support and services. These activities involve multi-disciplinary teams, including engineering, technical, finance, project management and procurement staff. There is clear separation of responsibilities between those authorising the initial requirement, those giving financial authority and those empowered to place contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD currently has around 1,700 civilian staff in the commercial function of which 1,200 are in active commercial roles and are authorised to sign contracts with suppliers.</p><p> </p><p>Commercial staff must demonstrate the necessary levels of functional competence and experience to be licensed and receive a formal commercial delegation. Some 60% of commercial staff currently hold, or are working towards, qualifications in the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). This is expected to rise to around 75% in 2015. The MOD is also developing an advanced commercial skills programme to provide additional training relevant to the MOD complex acquisition process, which goes beyond standard CIPS training.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this