The House of Lords purchases a variety of supplies and services to support the Administration in enabling the House and its Members to carry out their parliamentary functions effectively. Contracts cover many corporate functions and services, including office support and supplies, archiving and records management, library services, catering, retail, and many others.
The following are included in current contracts:
- office stationery supplies
- pension administration
- food supplies – bread and patisserie, fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, dairy products, and so on
- gift shop products
- various consultancy projects
House of Commons procurement
Suppliers should note that the House of Commons is a separate contracting Authority, though the two Houses let many contracts jointly.