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FOI 12134

Procurement

Request



Please note that the information requested relates to your construction procurement activities over the past 12 months.

1.
Please could you let us know if you use PAS 91 unamended as your prequalification
questionnaire for suppliers

2.
Do you insist on the use of PAS 91 along the supply chain?

3.
How do you assess the technical competence of suppliers?

4.
What proportion of contracts by value are let using JCT/NEC respectively?

5.
Do you insist that lead contractors use the standard subcontract versions of NEC/JCT contracts?

6.
Are you using project bank accounts (PBAs)?

7.
If you are using PBAs, what proportion of contracts per annum by value are using PBAs?

8.
If you are not using PBAs, are there reasons for not doing so?

Response

In response to your FOI request, I can confirm the following;

1. Please could you let us know if you use PAS 91 unamended as your prequalification questionnaire for suppliers
N/A --- no over OJEU tenders advertised within the last 12 months

2. Do you insist on the use of PAS 91 along the supply chain?
See above

3. How do you assess the technical competence of suppliers?
Use of in-house Invitations to Tender and Forms of Tender

4. What proportion of contracts by value are let using JCT/NEC respectively?
All

5. Do you insist that lead contractors use the standard subcontract versions of NEC/JCT contracts?
No

6. Are you using project bank accounts (PBAs)?
No

7. If you are using PBAs, what proportion of contracts per annum by value are using PBAs?
N/A

8. If you are not using PBAs, are there reasons for not doing so?
Contractors are paid promptly in accordance with the Government’s prompt payment code, and with the negotiated terms of each contract.