Dear Collingwood College, Camberley,
This request follows legal and mandatory legislation under the European Performance of Buildings Directive and specifically TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments certification. Your Air Conditioning Assessments Certificates should be readily available at all times and be lodged on the government Landmark database. Failure to have appropriate Certificates will be subject to fines of £300 per building, each week.
Q. It is a legal requirement that you hold valid TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments if any building has a total of more than 12kw of air conditioning present. Certificates are valid from 5 years of the issue date. Have you undertaken a TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments?
Q. Who is the responsible person for ensuring that your buildings are surveyed and assessed, please provide the name, address, email address and telephone number of the responsible person.
Q. If your TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments Certificates are in place, what is their expiry date?
Q. What was the order value of the works placed with the Company which undertook the work?
Q. Provide a breakdown of the price per building if available.
Q. How many Certificates were produced?
Q. Was the Assessor independent as required under the Regulations?
Q. Name the Assessor organisation.
Thank you for your request for certain IT related information under the
Freedom of Information Act. I can acknowledge receipt of the request. As
an Academy we are obliged to provide information under such requests.
However before I can do this there are a couple of formalities I need to
Firstly, in order for your request to be valid, we require a postal
address from you - see "The Guide to Freedom of Information" (page 19) as
published by the ICO. We will then write to you at this postal address
and ask you to sign and return a copy of the letter, thus confirming that
you have received the letter and that you agree to pay any charges
(postage and photocopying costs) incurred by us in connection with the
request. We cannot treat your request as valid until this process is
complete. Our practice is to reply formally to your response by post,
although we will subsequently willingly provide information by email,
where held in electronic form. We will confirm what the charges are once
we have gathered the information and will release it to you upon receipt
Secondly, I am sure you will be aware FOI requests can be time consuming
on the part of the organisation dealing with the request, hence we have to
make an assessment as to whether the request is vexatious. I would be
grateful if you could confirm that your real name is Ryan Evans, the
reason for the request and whether you are making this request for your
own purposes or on behalf of another organisation. This information is
only being requested to allow us to make this assessment.
Finally, although this undoubtedly does not apply in your case, I would
add we are aware a number of suppliers are using FOI to try to gain
advantage in tendering for contracts. You should be aware where such
information is deemed to be commercially sensitive we may not be able to
We are of course happy to receive expressions of interest from suppliers
and to discuss opportunities to work with them. We often find this is a
more productive way of developing a working relationship than using a
blunt edged FOI request, which often puts additional strain on staff
responsible for the areas concerned. You should be aware that if it
proves to be the case that a Freedom of Information request has been used
to try to obtain sensitive information, the school's policy is that
persons or organisations making the requests are placed on a list of
contractors with whom the school will not do business.
T: 01276 457600 x 305
M: 07595 242905
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Dear Pettitt G Mr,
Thank you for your response regarding your interpretation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I would urge you to read the legislation directly, as the guidance you have seems very flawed.
This request could be view under the Freedom of information Act 2000 or alternatively as a request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
Essentially the act seeks transparency and gives express provision for electronic requests. This is the only obligation on the requester.
This environmental research is being conducted nationally and is informing political research into the energy performance of buildings regulations 2012. I understand your frustrations but such conjecture is published in the public domain and I would suggest you refrain from personal opinion.
Dear Mr R Evans,
Thank you for responding to my e-mail, I am happy to oblige your request and have already begun sourcing the answers to your questions. I will get the results to you as soon as possible.
We do receive messages labelled under FOI that are in fact disguised sales enquiries and have to treat them with caution. As you have returned e-mail with a direct response, I will be active in doing likewise.
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