Description of Relationship with Campus Living Villages

B Watson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Bournemouth University

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Dear Bournemouth University,

I would like to know more about the nature of the relationship between Bournemouth University and Campus Living Villages.

- Please provide a description of the nature of your business relationship with Campus Living Villages (CLV).
- Please give details of any current Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) with CLV.
- Please provide in full (or redacted where necessary to protect business interests) all contracts between CLV and the University regarding the provision and maintenance of student accommodation.
- Please provide a response as to why the University decided to enter into any LLP with CLV.
- Did Bournemouth University or any other wholly or partly-owned subsidiary of Bournemouth University approach CLV initially in respect to potential LLPs, or were these contracts offered to tender?
- Please disclose the framework for rent increases as agreed by the University and CLV within contracts regarding the provision and maintenance of any accommodation in Bournemouth.

Please note that publishing a full or redacted copy of any contract between the University and CLV should not be refused, given that similar requests at other educational institutions that have entered LLPs with CLV have been approved. Given the extended nature of these contracts, they should be open to fair scrutiny and therefore the public interest should be found to lie in favour of their disclosure.

Should this request exceed reasonable costs as specified by Section 12 of the 2000 FOIA, then please release only the information which you believe can be can be provided within the limit of costs.

Yours faithfully,

B Watson

Freedom Of Information, Bournemouth University

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Freedom Of Information, Bournemouth University

Dear Sir/ Madam

We write further to your email of 27 October 2021. 

 Your request has been processed by us in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

Our response:

- Please provide a description of the nature of your business relationship
with Campus Living Villages (CLV).

Bournemouth University refer students to properties owned and/or managed
by CLV in the Bournemouth area pursuant to nomination arrangements.

- Please give details of any current Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
with CLV.

Bournemouth University do not have any current LLP arrangements with CLV.

- Please provide in full (or redacted where necessary to protect business
interests) all contracts between CLV and the University regarding the
provision and maintenance of student accommodation.

Except to the extent that some contractual documentation entered into
between Bournemouth University and CLV is available to download from the
HM Land registry and therefore already in the public domain, we consider
that section 43 (2) of the Freedom of information Act 2000 applies to this
part of your request as disclosure of the information would, or would be
likely to, prejudice the commercial interests and position of Bournemouth
University. Further, we believe that disclosing  such information may
damage the relationship between Bournemouth University and CLV making
current and future arrangements problematic or affect arrangements with
other providers. We have considered that the public interest in
withholding the information, to prevent commercial prejudice, outweighs
the public interest in disclosure. Therefore we consider that the section
43(2) exemption applies to this part of your request.

- Please provide a response as to why the University decided to enter into
any LLP with CLV.

Bournemouth University do not have any current LLP arrangements with CLV.

- Did Bournemouth University or any other wholly or partly-owned
subsidiary of Bournemouth University approach CLV initially in respect to
potential LLPs, or were these contracts offered to tender?

Not applicable – Please see response above.

- Please disclose the framework for rent increases as agreed by the
University and CLV within contracts regarding the provision and
maintenance of any accommodation in Bournemouth.

Except to the extent that some contractual documentation entered into
between Bournemouth University and CLV is available to download from the
HM Land registry and therefore already in the public domain, we consider
that section 43 (2) of the Freedom of information Act 2000 applies to this
part of your request as disclosure of the information would, or would be
likely to, prejudice the commercial interests and position of Bournemouth
University. Further, we believe that disclosing  such information may
damage the relationship between Bournemouth University and CLV making
current and future arrangements problematic or affect arrangements with
other providers. We have considered that the public interest in
withholding the information, to prevent commercial prejudice, outweighs
the public interest in disclosure. Therefore we consider that the section
43(2) exemption applies to this part of your request.

If you have any questions or are dissatisfied with this response, you
should contact us at [1][email address]. The University’s Chief
Operating Officer or his nominated alternate will review any appeal and
may amend the University’s current decision.  Thereafter, you may refer
your request to the Information Commissioner in accordance with section 50
of the FOIA. 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Information Office

Legal Services

Bournemouth University

Studland House

12 Christchurch Road

Bournemouth

BH1 3NA

 

 

Email: [3][email address]

Tel: 01202 961315

 

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