HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 c509W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his answer of 18 January 1999,Official Report, columns 359–60, concerning the tendering process for the award of a contract by Action 2000 (1) which of the companies invited to tender have previously done work for Action 2000; [67443]

(2) what the closing date was for the receipt of tenders; and on what date a decision was made as to which tender was successful; [67445]

(3) on what date the three companies were invited to tender; and in what way the tender opportunity was advertised; [67444]

(4) on what date and where the three companies presented their proposals to Action 2000 and an independent representative from Business Link; [67442]

(5) how many companies were visited prior to the issue of invitations to tender; and what criteria were used in deciding which companies should be invited to tender. [67446]

Mr. Wills

[holding answer 25 January 1999]: This detailed commercial information is a matter for the company. The question has therefore been drawn to the attention of the Chairman of Action 2000.