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Hereditary Peers: By-elections

Question for The Senior Deputy Speaker

UIN HL10809, tabled on 18 October 2018

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 30 July (HL9783), where was the invitation to tender for providing services to administer future hereditary by-elections advertised.

Answered on

1 November 2018

In line with the Parliamentary Procurement Rules (p. 7), the cost of the contract was estimated to be between £10k and £50k and this allows the contracting Authority to select a minimum of 3 suppliers to invite to tender. There is no requirement to advertise the opportunity openly. 4 suppliers were invited to tender and 3 proposals were submitted.