To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value was of Government procurement with small and medium-sized enterprises in each financial year from 2010-11.
27 November 2014
Spend with SMEs was not systematically monitored prior to the 2010 General Election.
As part of our long-term plan for a stronger economy, the Government has introduced ambitious reforms to help SMEs tender for and win business. As a result our direct spend with SMEs has increased year on year. Direct spend with SMEs was £3.2bn in 2010-11, £4.4bn in 2011-12 and £4.6bn in 2012-13. These figures to not include indirect spend.
Data for 2013-14 will be published in due course.