Direct payments for stationery

Request

You specifically requested to know whether “IPSA put the new stationery company direct payment account for MPs to tender, and if so, how many other companies bid and what their names were”.  You also requested “the monetary value of the contract awarded”.


Response

IPSA does not hold the information that you request.  No contract has been awarded and no tender process was, therefore, conducted.

IPSA facilitated an arrangement with a stationery provider to allow MPs to purchase goods and for subsequent direct settlement of invoices.  The agreement is non-exclusive and could be open to any similar supplier who wishes to set up such a capability.  MPs are free to purchase stationery from any supplier.

Ref:
FOI2012-A036
Disclosure:
May 9, 2012
Categories:
GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY
Exemptions Applied:
None