To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contracts were awarded without tender under the emergency procurement rules during the covid-19 outbreak; and what the total value was of those contracts.
13 July 2021
Details of Government contracts above £10,000, and £25,000 in the wider public sector, should be published on Contracts Finder.
Being able to procure at speed has been critical in the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. However we have always made it clear that all contracts, including those designed to tackle coronavirus issues, must continue to achieve value for money for taxpayers, use good commercial judgement and the details of any awards made should be published in line with Government transparency guidelines.