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Data publication and transparency

The government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help achieve better value for money.

As an executive agency of Defra, Cefas are complying with the publication of various documents and information as part of the data publication and transparency agenda. Relevant information can be accessed via Data.Gov link below:


Procurement transparency

As part of the transparency agenda, government has made the following commitments with regard to procurement and contracting:

  • all new central government ICT contracts over £10,000 are published in full online at Business Link
  • all new central government tender documents for contracts over £10,000 are published on a single website (Business Link); and this information is available to the public free of charge
  • new items of central government spending over £25,000 are published online at defra.gov.uk
  • all new central government contracts are published in full.
  • all GPC (Government Procurement Card) transactions above £500 can be found here

Suppliers and those organisations looking to bid for public-sector contracts should be aware that if they are awarded a new government contract the resulting contract between the supplier and government will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to some contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law and for the protection of national security.

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Last Modified: 27 April 2014