Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
A recent report by the National Audit Office revealed that at the start of the pandemic, the Cabinet Office set up a ‘high-priority lane’ for offers of Personal Protective Equipment from suppliers who were recommended ‘from government officials, ministers’ offices, MPs and members of the House of Lords, senior NHS staff and other health professionals’. The NAO said that there were 47 supplier contracts issued to companies for the delivery of Covid-related PPE and other services which were recommended via this high-priority lane.
Can I please have a list of which, if any, awarded companies which won contracts were recommended via emails from your ministry, please? Can you also tell me what was the job title of the person who forwarded the recommendation?
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Dear Mr Lubbock,
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to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1280200 ).
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