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Government Departments: Procurement

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 214517, tabled on 17 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how the Government gathers data on whether its suppliers are small and medium-sized enterprises.

Answered on

20 November 2014

The Department is committed to the Government’s small and medium sized enterprise (SME) agenda and works with Cabinet Office guidance and requirements on reporting. This includes the use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) numbers to identify spend through SMEs and monitoring information provided by Cabinet Office to all Departments on a quarterly basis setting out the spend of SME subcontractors provided by the top 400 main suppliers.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
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