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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the new Outsourcing Playbook on the quality Government outsourcing decisions; and will he make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
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Julian Knight more like this
star this property uin 243500 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>We launched the Outsourcing Playbook in February 2019 and introduced a package of<br>reforms to our approach to outsourcing designed to improve public service outcomes, value<br>for money and how we work in partnership with our suppliers</p><p>Measures include:<br>Guidance for departments to help assess whether services should be delivered, in-house by<br>the public sector or outsourced. This should support more informed decisions on when it is<br>best to deliver public services ourselves and when there is benefit to drawing on the capacity<br>and expertise of the private sector;<br>Introduction of a new presumption in favour of running a pilot where government is<br>outsourcing a service so we learn lessons before contracting for the long term; and<br>A new requirement for government to produce an assessment of how much a service<br>‘should cost’ to deliver when deciding whether to utilise the private sector. This helps to<br>provide a better understanding of the costs associated with the different service delivery<br>models so that we are in a better position to challenge unsustainable bids</p><p>We have put in place an implementation programme to ensure that our departments are<br>aware of these new requirements. Compliance with these reforms will be ensured through<br>the usual Cabinet Office controls process.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T15:46:42.937Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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4410
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Knight more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department takes across Government to calculate social value in the award of central government contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 259993 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>We have developed a light touch model for calculating social value in government procurement, representing the minimum standard on social value that we expect departments to consider in their procurement activity. The model comprises a set of high level themes, a set of priority policy outcomes grouped under each theme, standard award criteria and a menu of specific metrics for departments to use in contract management and reporting.</p><p> </p><p>Each policy outcome will have standard award criteria and a suggested set of evaluation questions for departments to consider, and a corresponding set of proposed metrics that should be used by departments to performance manage the delivery of the contract. Bidders will need to submit questions based on these metrics where they have been selected.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2019, we launched a public consultation on the final measures that will form part of the overall social value framework. The consultation will encompass the proposed questions and reporting metrics that will be used to compare the relative social value of bids for central government contracts. The consultation closes on 10 June 2019.</p><p> </p><p>We are also developing proposals for government’s biggest suppliers to provide data and action plans for how they plan to address key issue such as ethnic minority representation in their workforce, the gender pay gap throughout the company and what they are doing to tackle the scourge of modern slavery.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T14:33:36.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T14:33:36.483Z
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4441
star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to simplify Government procurement processes to increase access to contracts by small and medium-sized enterprises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 279433 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>We have already made a number of changes to procurement processes to assist small businesses and we continue to focus on breaking down the barriers to entry for SMEs. These include:</p><p>○ Increasing the transparency of opportunities via Contracts Finder, a free-to-use digital platform which covers current and future public sector contracts and award notices above £10,000 in central government and £25,000 in the wider public sector. <br>○ Requiring public buyers to divide contracts into more accessible lots (or explain why not);<br>○ Our Public Procurement Review Service, allows suppliers to report poor procurement practice including payment issues in public sector contracts and through supply chains to the Cabinet Office.</p><p>In September 2019, tough new prompt payment measures come into force which may lead to suppliers being excluded from Government procurements if they cannot demonstrate prompt payment.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T08:16:19.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T08:16:19.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking across all Government departments to ensure social value is delivered in public procurement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 259992 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>We are extending the application of the Social Value Act in central government to ensure all<br>major procurements explicitly evaluate social value where appropriate, rather than just<br>‘consider’. This will ensure central government contracts take account of areas as diverse as<br>the employment of disabled people, the use of social enterprises, the prevention of modern<br>slavery and the protection of the environment</p><p>We are developing a simple, systematic approach to bring departments up to a consistent,<br>minimum level of operating, and ensuring additional reporting does not add complexity or<br>cost to the procurement process, restrict markets or exclude small businesses from<br>government contracts</p><p>Government is committed to train all 4,000 commercial buyers on how to take account of<br>social value and procure successfully from social enterprises - training for government<br>commercial staff will help unlock more opportunities for voluntary, community and social<br>enterprise organisations. We will also require all departments to report on the social impact<br>of major new procurements.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:38:07.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:38:07.78Z
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4441
star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 assessment the Cabinet Office has made of the potential benefits of the application of ISO 44001 to their procurement policy, and the procurement policy of all Departments. more like this
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Lord Evans of Watford more like this
star this property uin HL15999 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government has a long-established approach to identifying, developing and managing collaborative business relationships. For example, the Government recognises the importance of managing its relationships with strategic suppliers, on a cross-government basis, by observing their performance in the delivery of public services and monitoring financial health.</p><p>This year, the Government introduced a new approach to the monitoring and management of strategic suppliers through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the government and each of our strategic suppliers. The approach of using an MOU reflects the Government’s now well-developed relationships with, and understanding of, its strategic suppliers. Under this new approach, strategic suppliers will agree to provide the government with the information it needs to monitor and manage risks across its strategic supplier base, with the full cooperation of industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T17:01:16.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T17:01:16.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Evans of Watford more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has undertaken an assessment of the potential merits of adopting life-cycle costing in direct government procurement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 264355 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to my answer given to Question 259078 on 3 June.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:01:13.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:01:13.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this