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

Information Governance, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Authority

Dear Gareth Davies,

 

Thank-you for your request for information about joint ventures, trading
companies, public service mutual, and outsourced services, which I am
dealing with under the terms off the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

If you wish to contact me further regarding this request please quote
reference 55 Please be advised that your request and any other
correspondence associated with it will be retained until the time has
lapsed for the request to be closed. Once the request is closed only
anonymised data will be retained as this is of public interest and is
posted on our website.  It may also may be of use in answering similar
requests.

 

Yours sincerely

Gerry Barry
Information Governance and Compliance Manager
01296 744442 / 07920 710637

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, Brigade Headquarters, Stocklake,
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1BD.
BFRS main enquiry line: 01296 744400
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Information Governance, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Authority

Dear Gareth Davies,

 

Further to your request for information about joint ventures, trading
companies, public service mutual, and outsourced services, I can confirm
that in response to questions 1,2 and 3 we do not have any of this
therefore the information is not held. In response to question 4 please
see below:

 

(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

 

In answer to question responses as follows:

a) Buckinghamshire Law Plus Ltd

b) Incorporated on 27 November 2013 Dissolved on 19 June 2018

c) Buckinghamshire County Council

d) Solicitors

There is further information accessible here:
[1]https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/compa...

 

(a)Thames Valley Fire Control Service

b) 22 April 2015

(c) Oxfordshire County Council, Royal Berkshire Fire Authoirty

(d) A single joint emergency call handling, mobilising and resource
management centre

 

a)       Fire & Rescue Indemnity Company Limited (FRIC)

b)      1 November 2015 (Bucks Fire joined 1 April 2019)

c)       Essex, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Devon & Somerset, Royal
Berkshire, Leicestershire, Hampshire, Bedfordshire and East Sussex fire
and rescue services

d)      To provide indemnity for Members against risks normally fully
covered by a traditional insurance company

 

More info is available here if required - [2]https://www.fric.org.uk/

 

If you have any queries about this email please contact me within two
calendar months quoting reference 557. If you are unhappy with the service
you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint
or request a review of our decision, you should write to the Complaints
Officer at the address below within 40 working days. Our complaints
process is posted on our website at [3]www.bucksfire.gov.uk

 

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

 

Please be advised that your request and any other correspondence
associated with it will be retained until the time has lapsed for the
request to be closed. Once the request is closed only anonymised data will
be retained as this is of public interest and is posted on our website. It
may also may be of use in answering similar requests.

 

Yours sincerely

Gerry Barry
Information Governance and Compliance Manager
01296 744442 / 07920 710637

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, Brigade Headquarters, Stocklake,
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1BD.
BFRS main enquiry line: 01296 744400
Please visit our website at [4]www.bucksfire.gov.uk

Our vision is to make Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes the safest areas
in England in which to live, work and travel.

Please consider the environment - do you really need to print this email?

 

 

 

 

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