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Public Sector: Procurement

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 12561, tabled on 20 October 2015

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to promote local procurement targets for public projects; and what guidance he has issued to promote the adoption of the BES 6001 BRE standard in procurement decisions to ensure responsible sourcing of materials.

Answered on

28 October 2015

Following the steel summit held on 16 October, we have set up a working group which I chair to look specifically at the public procurement related issues facing the steel industry, and to drive forward solutions.

This group has representation from government and industry, andamongst the topics for discussion will behow steel standards could be integrated into procurement processes.

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Cabinet Office