To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what measures his Department has in place to identify suppliers with precarious financial situations during the procurement process.
3 December 2018
The Department has detailed procurement strategies in place which guide procurement professionals through the steps at which suppliers financial standing should be identified and measured during a procurement process.
All procurement processes are undertaken in line with Procurement Policy Notice 02/13 (Financial Risk Issues) and the Department is currently working with colleagues across Government on its replacement which will be released shortly. All recommendations from the revised Procurement Policy Notice will be fed back into the procurement strategy documents.