HL Deb 27 September 2000 vol 616 c149WA
Lord Hardy of Wath

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What key targets have been set for the Disposal Sales Agency for the financial year 2000–01 [HL3740]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Since its launch in October 1994 the agency has positioned itself as the market leader in the disposal sales of surplus equipment and goods in the public sector. The key targets which have been set for the chief executive of the Disposal Sales Agency for this financial year are aimed at securing disposal receipts from the sale of surplus capital assets and inventory items from both the Ministry of Defence and a range of public sector organisations. The chief executive of the agency has been set the following key targets for the financial year 2000–01.

Key Target 1:

To achieve disposal sales gross income from sales of surplus government owned equipment and stores of £40m.

Key Target 2:

To achieve a unit cost of generating £1m of sales of £87.5K.

Key Target 3:

To agree customer supplier agreements (CSAs) based on the transfer to DSA of ownership of assets declared for disposal.

Key Target 4:

To establish performance measures for DSA based on added value and to set targets for 2001–02.

Key Target 5:

To refine the agency's web-site and establish the feasibility of e-commerce for disposal business.