Alternative delivery models

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

To the information officer,

I am emailing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. My request relates to alternative delivery models used by the council as of September 17, 2019. Specifically, can you list:

(1) All Local Authority Trading Companies owned by the authority, including the following details:
(a)The name of the company
(b)Company number
(c) Date of incorporation
(d)Services provided/purpose

(2) All Public Service Mutuals (PSM) connected to the authority, including the following details:
(a) The name of the PSM
(b) The date it was created
(c) Any other stakeholders formally involved
(d) Services provided/purpose

(3) All outsourced services, including the following details:
(a) The name of the service
(b) The date on which it was outsourced
(c) The organisation(s) that operates the contract
(d) The length of the contract
(e) The annual cost to the council of the contract

(4) All joint ventures entered into by the authority, including the following details:
(a)The name of the venture
(b)The date on which it began
(c) The other organisation(s) involved
(d) The services provided/purpose

I would like the responses in Excel format with the questions and sub-questions as column headers.

For definitions of the above terms, please see the guidance 'Alternative Delivery Models Explained' issued by the Government on 28 March 2017 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...)

If you need clarification please contact me at this email address. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Thank you for your time,

Gareth Davies

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Davies

 

Request for Information RFI-0281-19

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to Alternative
Delivery Models which was received on 17 September 2019.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the council will respond to your request within 20 working days, saying
whether we have the information that you want, and if there will be any
charges. 

 

If, for any reason, we cannot provide you with the information, we will
tell you why.

If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you again.

 

In the meantime, if you need to contact me about your request, please do
so quoting the above reference number.

 

Yours sincerely,

Fakhara Qanwal

 

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [1]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

Website:  [2]www.walsall.gov.uk

 

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Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Davies,

 

Freedom of Information Request RFI0281/19

 

Please accept my sincerest apologies for the delay you have experienced in
receiving a response to your Freedom of Information Request. As you know,
the council is required to respond to all requests for information under
the Freedom of Information Act within 20 working days, unless a ‘qualified
exception’ applies.

 

I am however happy to provide the information you requested below. I hope
this information is still of use to you. Please note that the information
given in this response is as at the date of your request.

 

If you do have any queries or additional questions regarding the
information that has been provided please do not hesitate to contact me
direct on the details at the bottom of this email.

 

Further to your request for information about Alternative Delivery Models,
I can tell you the following:

 

 1. All Local Authority Trading Companies owned by the authority,
including the following details:

 1. The name of the company

 2. Company number

 3. Date of incorporation

 4. Services provided/purpose

 

Our services do not fall within these categories.  There has been no
change to the status of the services that we offer, which on the whole,
remain services commissioned via a procurement process and not through
alternative delivery models.

 

 1. All Public Service Mutuals (PSM) connected to the authority, including
the following details:

 

 1. The name of the PSM

 2. The date it was created

 3. Any other stakeholders formally involved

 4. Services provided/purpose

 

Our services do not fall within these categories.  There has been no
change to the status of the services that we offer, which on the whole,
remain services commissioned via a procurement process and not through
alternative delivery models.

 

 1. All outsourced services, including the following details:

 

 1. The name of the service

 2. The date on which it was outsourced

 3. The organisation(s) that operates the contract

 4. The length of the contract

 5. The annual cost to the council of the contract

 

a Highways
Infrastructure
Services
Contract
b Started May
2009
c Tarmac
Contracting
d Contract
initial
duration
4years plus 2
plus 2; re
tendered and
started 1
April 2019 for
6 plus 2 plus
2
e Works value
approx £10m
per year

 

 1. All joint ventures entered into by the authority, including the
following details:

 

 1. The name of the venture

 2. The date on which it began

 3. The other organisation(s) involved

 4. The services provided/purpose

 

Our services do not fall within these categories.  There has been no
change to the status of the services that we offer, which on the whole,
remain services commissioned via a procurement process and not through
alternative delivery models.

 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection.  In
most cases the copyright will be owned by Walsall Council. The copyright
in respect of other information may be owned by another person or
organisation, as indicated.

 

You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a
limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting.
 However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the
information in analogue or digital form, including on the internet, will
require the permission of the copyright owner.

  

I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Lead Assurance Officer, Business Change, Civic Centre, Darwall
Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision.
Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Again I would like to offer my apologies for any inconvenience the delay
to your request may have caused you

 

Yours sincerely,

Laurie Andrews

 

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [1]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

Website:  [2]www.walsall.gov.uk

 

Disclaimer: IF THIS EMAIL IS MARKED PRIVATE OR CONFIDENTIAL - PLEASE
RESPECT CONFIDENTIALITY AND DO NOT SHARE OR FORWARD IT TO ANYONE ELSE
WITHOUT THE EXPRESS CONSENT OF THE AUTHOR. The information in this message
should be regarded as confidential and is intended for the addressee only
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must be deleted and the sender notified.  The views expressed in this
message are personal and not necessarily those of Walsall MBC unless
explicitly stated.  E-mails sent or received from Walsall MBC may be
intercepted and read by the Council.  Interception will only occur to
ensure compliance with Council policies or procedures or regulatory
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email may be the subject of a request under Data Protection, Freedom of
Information or Environmental Information legislation and therefore could
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you not to email any information, which if disclosed to unrelated third
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