Home Office written question – answered on 28th November 2018
Imran Hussain Labour, Bradford East
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the information his Department has produced on why it was not possible to award the new asylum accommodation and support contracts under the original procurement exercise.
Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration
The Home Office published the Asylum Accommodation and Support Contract (AASC) contract notice launched in December 2017 and following the launch of the AASC procurement, compliant bids that met the minimum requirements were not received for two regions; North East, Yorkshire and Humberside and Northern Ireland.
Details of non-compliant bids are not disclosable due to commercial sensitivities.