Clothing & promotions

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Please provide information on your corporate clothing and
promotions contract, or contracts.

1. What is the (Annual) cost of corporate clothing (exc VAT) for
your contract, or contracts?

2. What is the (Annual) cost of promotional items (eg pens, mugs,
coasters) (exc VAT) for your contract, or contracts?

3. When were the contracts awarded and to whom?

4. When are the next review date(s)?

5. Where and what date/month/year will you be advertising your
future contracts for clothing and promotional items?

6. Is there a telephone contact number and email of the
office/officer that would deal with this in the future?

Yours faithfully,

P Wilson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Freedom of Information enquiry reference ENQ9229.

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 received on 17 August 2010, which has been forwarded to the relevant section.

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is 14 September 2010.

If you have any enquiries meantime please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Kirsty Clark
FOI Compliance Assistant

FoI Enquiries Team
Legal and Democratic Services
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
Town House
Broad Street
Aberdeen AB10 1AQ
Tel: 01224 522875/523827
Fax: 01224 638556
email: [Aberdeen City Council request email]

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Thank you for your request for information, made under Section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA), and received on 17 August 2010.

We would like to ask you to clarify your request so that we can identify and locate the information which you have requested. Under Section 1(3) of the FOISA, we do not have to supply you with the requested information until you have provided us with more detail in this respect.

We have received this response from the services:

For promotional items we will have pens with ACC crest on them which we give out at careers fairs or training events which will include both internal and external attendees.

Is the definition of promotional items, only that which goes external to the Council and is therefore promoting us (in our case as an employer), or is it anything we have which is branded irrespective of who the recipient might be?

Clarifying these points will help us to be sure we are providing, where possible, the information you are interested in.

Please note we have 20 days from receipt of your clarification in which to respond.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Kirsty Clark
FOI Compliance Assistant

FoI Enquiries Team
Legal and Democratic Services
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
Town House
Broad Street
Aberdeen AB10 1AQ
Tel: 01224 522875/523827
Fax: 01224 638556
email: [Aberdeen City Council request email]

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

Thanks for your response, for promotional items I mean anything that is branded and given/sold by your council to both internal and external recipients.

Yours sincerely,

P Wilson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Freedom of Information enquiry reference ENQ9229.

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and clarification, received on 23 August 2010, which has been forwarded to the relevant section.

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is now 20 September 2010.

If you have any enquiries meantime please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Kirsty Clark
FOI Compliance Assistant

FoI Enquiries Team
Legal and Democratic Services
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
Town House
Broad Street
Aberdeen AB10 1AQ
Tel: 01224 522875/523827
Fax: 01224 638556
email: [Aberdeen City Council request email]

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

The response to my FOI request has not been received. Your organisation should have responded by 14 September 2010.

Yours sincerely,

P Wilson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

We acknowledged your request for information on 17 August and sought further clarification on 19 August.

We received your clarification on 20 August and adjusted the due date to 20 September, as advised in our acknowledgement below of 23 August.

As advised by the Commissioner ACC have 20 days from receipt of clarification in which to respond. You will find further guidance on the Information Commissioners website at the following link:

http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/home/...

We hope to respond to your request before the due date of 20 September.

Yours sincerely,

Jean Reid
FOI Compliance Officer (Acting)

FoI Enquiries Team
Legal and Democratic Services
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
Town House
Broad Street
Aberdeen AB10 1AQ
Tel: 01224 522875/523827
Fax: 01224 638556
email: [Aberdeen City Council request email]

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your information request of 17 August 2010, made under
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

Please provide information on your corporate clothing and promotions
contract, or contracts.

What is the (Annual) cost of corporate clothing (exc VAT) for your
contract, or contracts?
Annual cost of Corporate Clothing = approx £127,000 on average per
annum.
Please note that this Corporate Clothing contract is primarily for
personal protective equipment (such as goggles, steel-toe capped boots
etc. and covers all manner of branded and unbranded garments e.g.
Crossing Patrols, Traffic Wardens, Grounds Maintenance personnel, cooks
etc.)

What is the (Annual) cost of promotional items (eg pens, mugs,coasters)
(exc VAT) for your contract, or contracts?
No corporate contract exists for promotional items.

When were the contracts awarded and to whom?
01 March 2009 - Arco Limited and Alexandra Workwear

When are the next review date(s)
The current contracts expires on March 2012.

Where and what date/month/year will you be advertising your future
contracts for clothing and promotional items?
Our Corporate Clothing and PPE contract is advertised by Scotland Excel
(the Centre of Procurement Expertise for Local Authorities) and they
advertise in the Official Journal of the European Union and on the
Public Contracts Scotland website currently.

Is there a telephone contact number and email of the office/officer
that would deal with this in the future?
0141 842 6600, [email address]

We hope this helps with your request.

Yours sincerely,

Jean Reid
FOI Compliance Officer (Acting)

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you are unhappy with the response to your request for information,
or the way in which your request has been handled, you can submit a
complaint or request a review of our response. You should do this by 9
November 2010. To complain or request a review, write to:

City Archivist
Legal and Democratic Services
Aberdeen City Council
Old Town House
Broad Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1AQ
[email address]

Your request for review must include your name, an address, and your
reason(s) for requesting a review. You should also include the reference
number for your original request for information.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your request for review,
you can apply directly to the Office of the Scottish Information
Commissioner (OSIC) for a decision. Generally, OSIC cannot make a
decision unless you have been through the Council’s review procedure.
The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
www.itspublicknowledge.info

FoI Enquiries Team
Legal and Democratic Services
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
Town House
Broad Street
Aberdeen AB10 1AQ
Tel: 01224 522875/523827
Fax: 01224 638556
email: [Aberdeen City Council request email]

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