Instances of supplier ‘non compliance’

FOI request reference: F0062845
Publication date: September 2020

Request
Procurement Policy Note 06/13 (PPN 06/13) allows for contracting departments to exclude suppliers based on tax compliance.

The policy applies to all central government contracts over £5 million, and suppliers bidding for these government contracts must self-certify their tax compliance. The policy note states:

Where a supplier declares that it has had an Occasion Of Non Compliance (“OONC”), the contracting department can, at its discretion, decide whether or not to exclude that supplier from the procurement process.

I would be extremely grateful if you could provide me with the following information:

How many times between its introduction in April 2013 and August 2020, has The National Archives used its discretion to exclude a supplier from the procurement of contracts under PPN 06/13.

Between April 2013 and August 2020, how many suppliers have self-declared to The national Archives that they have had an Occasion Of Non Compliance

Outcome
No information held.

Response
We have no record of any suppliers being excluded on discretionary grounds.

We have no record of any suppliers declaring an occasion of non-compliance.