Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers

nikhil prabhu made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Carmarthenshire Council

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from 1st April 2017 to 31st December 2018 (if December 2018 is not available, then, November 2018). Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably CSV). 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.

For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

I have still have not received any response from the Council despite the statutory period required by law (20 working days). Could you please let me know when I will receive the information?

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 1st April 2017 - 31st December 2018 - preferably in CSV format.

I now look forward to the information at the earliest.

Yours Sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

I have not heard back from you despite repeated attempts. At this point I have no recourse but to submit a complaint to the Commissioner for non-compliance.

Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr Prabhu,

Thank you for your email and I sincerely apologise for the delay in
responding.

I note that you have refined your response and also indicated in a
separate email that you intend taking this matter to the Information
Commissioner's Office.  In any event, we would still have to provide the
information you have requested if it is feasible to do so within the
appropriate limit and we are therefore looking at your revised request and
will revert to you as soon as possible.

Yours sincerelyCofion/regards

John Tillman
Rheolwr Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adfywio a Pholisi
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information Governance & Complaints Manager
Regeneration & Policy
Chief Executive’s Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

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Dear FOIA,

Thank you for your acknowledgement.
Di you have any update for me?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear FOIA, Mr. Tillman, John,

Thank you for your acknowledgement.
Do you have any update for me thus far?

Yours Sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

Dear FOIA, Mr. Tillman, John,

Please accept my sincere apologies for the last few messages.
I will contact you hereafter only if I don't hear back from you within the statutory 20 day period allotted (i.e. by March 11th)

Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

Dear FOIA, Mr. Tillman, John,

As promised, I am requesting an update after the statutory 20 day period expired (i.e. by March 11th).
Again, please accept my sincerest apologies for the 3 follow-up messages I had sent in haste before that time-period.

Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr. Prabhu

I am still chasing the department for this response and apologise again
for the delay.  Hope to have it ready for you at the latest by the end of
the week.

Thank you

Julie

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FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr. Prabhu

Further to your request for information, please find attached the relevant
information held by the Council.  Please accept my sincere apologies for
the delay in providing you with a response.

Yours sincerely

Julie John
Information Officer
Regeneration & Policy/Adfywio a Pholisi
Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr
Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Allanol/External (01267) 224498
Mewnol/Internal: 4498

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Dear FOIA, Ms. Julie John,

Thank you so much for response and information today, however, I noticed that Fostering type transactions seem to missing from the spreadsheet you have sent over.

Could you please check and revert with the missing data?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear FOIA, Ms. Julie John,

While we are grateful that the council has provided information on Social Care as requested - the council has not provided any information at all on payments to Independent Fostering Agencies (IFAs) nor have they provided us any information on payments to Children's residential care home providers.

We would be grateful if the council would please provide this information.

Sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr. Prabhu

This is being chased up and once I have the information I will forward on
to you.
Thank you

Julie

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Dear FOIA, Mr. John, Ms. Julie, Sir/Ma'am,

Do you have an update for me?

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr. Prabhu

Please find attached additional information.

Thank you

Julie John
Information Officer
Regeneration & Policy/Adfywio a Pholisi
Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr
Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Allanol/External (01267) 224498
Mewnol/Internal: 4498

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Dear FOIA, Ms. Julie John,

Thank you for your response last week.

I would like to point out that payments to IFA's are still missing from the spreadsheet you have sent over. Furthermore, the dates of the transactions are missing from the sheet. The first sheet I received did contain the transaction dates, but was missing Children's residential care home & IFA transactions.

Yours Sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Thank you for your email. This is receiving attention and a further
response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you are making a request for information, the following timescales will
apply:

Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- 20 working days, unless we need clarification regarding the information
you are seeking.

General Data Protection Regulation (requests for access to personal data)
– one month from the receipt of the request.

If we do need to clarify any aspect of your request, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

Dear FOIA, Mr. John, Ms. Julie, Sir/Ma'am,

Do you have an update for me Re: My previous message?

I would like to point out that payments to IFA's are still missing from the spreadsheet you have sent over. Furthermore, the dates of the transactions are missing from the sheet. The first sheet I received did contain the transaction dates, but was missing Children's residential care home & IFA transactions.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Thank you for your email. This is receiving attention and a further
response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you are making a request for information, the following timescales will
apply:

Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- 20 working days, unless we need clarification regarding the information
you are seeking.

General Data Protection Regulation (requests for access to personal data)
– one month from the receipt of the request.

If we do need to clarify any aspect of your request, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

We have been very reasonable and patient for an extremely long period of time. Unfortunately we do now need this information – we are a research organisation and would be grateful if you could please provide us the information this week – failing which we will now be forced to escalate this matter

Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Thank you for your email. This is receiving attention and a further
response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you are making a request for information, the following timescales will
apply:

Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- 20 working days, unless we need clarification regarding the information
you are seeking.

General Data Protection Regulation (requests for access to personal data)
– one month from the receipt of the request.

If we do need to clarify any aspect of your request, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Carmarthenshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers'.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]
Dear FOIA, Ms. Julie John,

Thank you for your response of 05 April.

I would like to point out that payments to IFA's are still missing from the spreadsheet you have sent over "Copy of FOIA 11851.xlsx". Furthermore, the dates of the transactions are missing from the sheet.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Thank you for your email. This is receiving attention and a further
response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you are making a request for information, the following timescales will
apply:

Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- 20 working days, unless we need clarification regarding the information
you are seeking.

General Data Protection Regulation (requests for access to personal data)
– one month from the receipt of the request.

If we do need to clarify any aspect of your request, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr. Prabhu

Please find attached a spreadsheet containing payments to suppliers of
independent fostering agencies and residential placements, again sorry for
the delay.

Thank you

 

 

Julie John

Information Officer

Regeneration & Policy/Adfywio a Pholisi

Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr

Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Allanol/External (01267) 224498

Mewnol/Internal: 4498

 

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From: FOIA
Sent: 18 March 2019 09:03
To: 'nikhil prabhu' <[FOI #541897 email]>
Subject: FOIA/11851

 

Dear Mr. Prabhu

Further to your request for information, please find attached the relevant
information held by the Council.  Please accept my sincere apologies for
the delay in providing you with a response.

Yours sincerely

Julie John
Information Officer
Regeneration & Policy/Adfywio a Pholisi
Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr
Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Allanol/External (01267) 224498
Mewnol/Internal: 4498

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