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Government Departments: Procurement

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 215371, tabled on 20 November 2014

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.

Answered on

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.

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Cabinet Office