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Public Sector: Procurement

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 203972, tabled on 3 July 2014

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to bar (a) G4S, (b) Serco and (c) any company under investigation for serious fraud from bidding for government contracts to deliver public services; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

7 July 2014

Under the Public Contracts Regulations (2006) contracting authorities can exclude companies from public contracts where they have been convicted of certain criminal offences including conspiracy, corruption, bribery and fraud.

For further information, I refer the Honourable Member to the written statements I laid before the House on 30 January 2014 (Official Record, 30 January 2014, col 39WS) and 9 April 2014 (Official Record, 9 April 2014, col 11WS).

Answered by

Cabinet Office