Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers from July to December 2020

nikhil prabhu made this Freedom of Information request to Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from 1st July 2020 to 31st December 2020. As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

If it would help, I am specifically looking for payments to suppliers who provide a service in Health and Social Care. This would include all suppliers falling under the following categories :-

1. Payments to suppliers who provide fostering and adoption services to the Council
2. Payments to suppliers who provide care services to the council. This would include suppliers who provide care under each of the categories below
a. Children's Residential/Nursing Care Providers
b. Adult Residential/Nursing Care Providers
c. Elderly Residential/Nursing Care Providers
d. Domiciliary Care Home Providers
e. Supported Living Care Home Providers
f. Care at Home Providers
g. Providers who carry out Homeless Services
3. Payments to suppliers who provide Special Education Services

In particular I am looking for itemized transactions for suppliers from July to December 2020 - preferably in CSV format. For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response in ~20 working days.

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

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Reference: FOI-306015605
Date of request: 09/02/2021
Title of request: Council Expenditure

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

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Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
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Reference: FOI-306015605
Date of request: 08/02/2021
Title of request: Council Expenditure

Dear Nikhil Prabhu,

Thank you for your information request. We have completed the necessary
search for the information requested. Our response is now detailed below.

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all
transactions over £500 from 1st July 2020 to 31st December 2020. As a
minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each
transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of
each transaction if you have it.
If it would help, I am specifically looking for payments to suppliers who
provide a service in Health and Social Care. This would include all
suppliers falling under the following categories :-
1. Payments to suppliers who provide fostering and adoption services to
the Council
2. Payments to suppliers who provide care services to the council. This
would include suppliers who provide care under each of the categories
below
a. Children's Residential/Nursing Care Providers
b. Adult Residential/Nursing Care Providers
c. Elderly Residential/Nursing Care Providers
d. Domiciliary Care Home Providers
e. Supported Living Care Home Providers
f. Care at Home Providers
g. Providers who carry out Homeless Services
3. Payments to suppliers who provide Special Education Services
In particular I am looking for itemized transactions for suppliers from
July to December 2020 - preferably in CSV format. For avoidance of doubt,
I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await
your response in ~20 working days.

Please find enclosed document ref: Payments over £500

Please note that this spreadsheet exclude any Covid grant payment. We are
unable to provide you with information on payments in relation to Covid as
it is exempt from disclosure.  In order to comply with our obligations
under the terms of Section 16 of the FOISA, we hereby give notice that we
are refusing your request under the terms of Section 35(1)(a) – Prevention
and Detection of Crime - of the FOISA.

 There are significant concern that releasing the details of any Covid
grants, if released into the public domain, could be used to support a
fraudulent application.

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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We hope this helps with your request.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
Marischal College | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB
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Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

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Whilst we take reasonable precautions to ensure that our emails are free
from viruses, we cannot be responsible for any viruses transmitted with
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opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
necessarily constitute those of Aberdeen City Council. Unless we expressly
say otherwise in this email or its attachments, neither this email nor its
attachments create, form part of or vary any contractual or unilateral
obligation. Aberdeen City Council's incoming and outgoing email is subject
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