GOVERNMENT NEWS: HMRC admits breaching contract tendering rules. By Dan Martin
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has admitted going against government procurement rules by awarding contracts worth £4m without putting them out to tender.
Information released to 'The Sunday Telegraph' under the Freedom of Information Act showed the department has "uncovered issues with the procurement of consultancy services".
The revelations follow the release of a National Audit Office (NAO) report earlier this month which made similar criticisms.
It referred to "non-adherence to public procurement rules" with regard to use of consultants.