CRT's claimed "invitation to tender" for Electrofishing and removing fish from Waterways

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Dear Canal & River Trust,
A company called MEM fisheries is being used by the Fisheries manager of Canal & Rivers Trust Mr John Ellis, who by the way is a former director of MEM Fisheries, to systmatically electrofish the midlands canal network and subsequently remove large quantities of various fish species.
I would like you to provide me a copy of the CRT's claimed "invitation to tender" for this process

Yours faithfully,

Steven Hodges

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Steven,

Thank you for contacting the Canal & River Trust with your enquiry. We are currently looking into this and will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Joshua

Joshua Fellows
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Information Request, Canal & River Trust

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Dear Mr Hodges,

Thank you for contacting the Canal & River Trust with your request for information. We have treated your request as a request for information under the Environmental Information Regulation 2004.

You requested:
a copy of the CRT's claimed "invitation to tender"

Please see attached the invitation to tender document for the fisheries management contract from 2021 - 2024.

I note you have also raised concerns regarding the Fisheries manager being linked to MEM Fisheries however I can confirm the Trust is satisfied that our tender processes are open fair and inclusive and that there is no conflict of interest.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of this email and should be sent by email to [email address] or by post to Information Officer, Legal Department, Canal and River Trust, Aqua House, 20 Lionel Street, Birmingham, B3 1AQ. You are also able to contact the Information Commissioner by telephoning 0303 123 1113 although please note they would usually expect you to have gone through our internal review procedure before contacting them.

Many Thanks,
Hannah

Hannah Mobberley
Information Governance Advisor
Legal & Governance Services

Canal & River Trust
Canal and River Trust, Aqua House, 20 Lionel Street, Birmingham, B3 1AQ

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Dear Information Request,
You have sent me a copy of your new tender document for 2021 but what I require is a copy of the Tender document for the period 1995 to 2020 inclusive when the contract was awarded to MEM Fisheries. Also please provide the information as to why the contract was awarded to MEM Fisheries as opposed to other tenderees, who decided on who the contract was awarded to and also how many other companies were considered in the tender process.

Yours sincerely,

steven

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

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Dear Mr Hodges,

The Trust tendered out the fisheries contract in 2007, 2013/2014 (this was this was initially a 4 year contract however was extended with the approval of the Procurement Sub Executive Committee in 2018 to 2021) and 2021.

The 2007 procurement process was done under a much less formal process and as such documentation is minimal and not something we have documentation for. There was no ITT it was much more cost focussed rather than covering the wider aspects such as financial standing, H&S, E&H and other modern legislative requirements.

I have attached the ITT for the 2013 Tender, it is dated 2014 as the process commenced during the Winter of 2013 with Equal and Prequalification phases.

I have also attached the evaluation table for the fisheries contract tender. As you can see from the table there were 6 potential contractors who were all scored against different areas in line with our procurement process. The table attached shows the combined score of which was used to award the contract to MEM fisheries.

Kind Regards,
Hannah

Hannah Mobberley
Information Governance Advisor
Legal & Governance Services

Canal & River Trust
Canal and River Trust, Aqua House, 20 Lionel Street, Birmingham, B3 1AQ

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