Written Parliamentary Question 12 June 2007
Treasury: Departments: Ministerial Red Boxes Q:
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tendering process is used to decide which company supplies ministerial red boxes to his Department.A:
As the value of orders placed for the supply of ministerial red boxes is below the minimum HM Treasury threshold for competition, the requirements are placed on a single tender basis with Barrow and Gale Ltd.
All Government Departments operate a similar minimum threshold for competitive tendering.
John Healey (Financial Secretary, HM Treasury) Hansard source holding answer 8 May 2007