FOI release

Current schedule of contracts

A request and disclosure for information regarding the current schedule of contracts that deals with procurement.

Documents

Details

  • Date requested: 20 September 2010
  • Publish date: 28 September 2010
  • Updated: 16 November 2010

Request

Can the department provide information regarding the current schedule of contracts that deals with procurement?

There is a legal requirement for public bodies to compile a register of contracts detailing, but not included to:

  • what the contract is for
  • who the contract is with
  • the contract value
  • the length of the contract
  • the start and expiry date of each
  • any other supporting information

Release

There is no legal requirement for public bodies to compile a register of contracts so the department will be unable to provide this information.

The government, in its publication The Coalition: our programme for government, sets out the need for greater transparency across its operations.

This includes the publication of all ICT contracts with a value over £10,000 from July 2010 and all other new central government contracts over £10,000 from January 2011.

An ICT contract is one or more of the following:

  • goods or services which are ICT in itself
  • an ICT-enabled business change project
  • a project where ICT is a key element or feature of that project (e.g. representing more than 40 per cent of the requirement or contract value)

Information on contracts awarded since July 2010 with a value over £10,000 are published on ICT contracts.

Published 28 September 2010