Dear Shrewsbury Sixth Form College,
Can you please supply me a list of building contractors you have used to carry out your repairs and maintenance and associated project work to all your college buildings, between 2013 and 2018?
Also, could you please break this information down to capture the total annual amount the college was invoiced by each contractor and trade.
Please include the total annual spend for the specified contractors below.
Phil Walker Carpentry & Glazing
W.T Rowley & Sons
Mike Tart Painting & Decorating Services
Also can you supply the tendering documentation to assure the public that the above contractors were appointed fairly and value for money was obtained.
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Dear [name removed],
Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request. I can confirm it has been received by the College today.
I can also confirm that the College holds the data you have requested.
I will provide a response to your request within 20 working days.
Dear [name removed],
Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request received on 3rd January 2018. We have now completed the work to respond to your request.
On an annual basis electrical maintenance, carpentry and glazing, plumbing and decorating contractors are invited to submit day rates that they are prepared to commit to for the forthcoming year. The submissions are recorded and reviewed in conjunction with the standard of service and availability and a status of Preferred Contractor awarded. The pre-agreed preferred contractor day rates are then used to fulfil minor works requirements where the relevant planned project engagement does not exceed £50,000, and where there is no other reason within the College’s Financial Regulations to go to a formal tender process. This process provides the College with adequate access to a panel of approved contractors for maintenance and improvement works that may occur for electrical maintenance, carpentry and glazing, plumbing and decorating and also this ensures that the College achieves value for money.
Specific projects estimated to cost in excess of £50,000 as a whole are subject to a formal tender process. However, repair and maintenance contracts that cannot reasonably be predicted, estimated, or combined are cannot be subject to this process.
Contractor 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
S&N Electrical 49,893 59,647 24,632 47,996 47,392
Phil Walker Carpentry & Glazing 55,102 45,866 20,154 34,009 48,392
W T Rowley & Sons 29,387 15,406 9,005 21,946 22,749
Mike Tart Painting & Decorating Services 1,320 7,524 460 792 2,156
Cook Property 3,857 4,701 1,962 0 0
The table above shows total expenditure by contractor over the past 4 complete financial years, plus the current year. We consider that the agreed and proposed prices received from contractors as a result of the annual preferred contractor shortlisting are commercially sensitive and therefore exempt from disclosure under Schedule 43 (Commercial Interests) of the Act.
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