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Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health

UIN 31115, tabled on 15 March 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what weighting is being provided to the prevention of genital warts in the decision making process for the contract for the supply of human papilloma virus vaccine.

Answered on

23 March 2016

The Department and Public Health England are currently undertaking a procurement exercise to secure vaccine to support the human papillomavirus vaccination programme for girls. As this is a competitive tender, it would not be appropriate to discuss the outcome of the procurement until a contract has been concluded with the successful bidder following the mandatory standstill period.

The procurement will take account of the costs and benefits of all vaccines offered to establish which provides best value for money for the National Health Service. The award criteria are published on the government’s Contracts Finder website:

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/813bc859-8662-4c79-822b-f03cc84b8ceb

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care