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Defence: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 135854, tabled on 16 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what requirements his Department places on bidders to demonstrate the potential effect of their winning a contract on (a) UK employment and (b) the UK economy.

Answered on

19 April 2018

The Ministry of Defence considers a number of factors to determine what is the most economically advantageous tender for any contract. Where it is relevant to the requirement and does not prejudice free and fair competition, wider economic factors can be taken into account and bidders are required to demonstrate how they will meet the requirement.

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