Invitation to tender for logo redesign

Mark Smith made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig.

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please provide a copy of the invitation to tender for the logo redesign as referenced on BBC news https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment...

If the invitation to tender is available online, please provide a link to the invitation to tender.

If an ITT was not issued, please provide any documents outlining the decision why competitive tendering was not required.

Yours faithfully,

Mark

FOI Enquiries, Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Smith,

Please see the attached.

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

BBC Legal

BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP

The information in this email and any attachments is confidential and may
be subject to legal professional or other privilege.

 

Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'Invitation to tender for logo redesign'.

You have cited Section 43 as grounds for refusing to disclose, however that exemption would only apply to the terms of a contract.

My request was specifically for the Invitation to Tender (which should be available online in line with procurement policy) or any documents detailing why no such ITT was completed.

I fail to see how either a public ITT or documents detailing why no ITT was required could prejudice the negotiating position of the BBC.

As you may be aware, ICO guidance states that when applying a Section 43 exemption, an authority "must show that because [the information] is commercially sensitive, disclosure would be, or would be likely to be, prejudicial to the commercial activities of a person (an individual, a company, the public authority itself or any other legal entity)".

This response does not appear to have included such details, so I am requesting that you conduct an internal review, and, if the exemption is upheld, show how the release would be prejudicial to commercial activities, and of whom.

You have cited the likelihood of prejudice to a third party's commercial interests. As you may be aware, ICO guidance states "When a public authority wants to withhold information on the basis that to disclose the information would or would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of a third party, it must have evidence that this does in fact represent the concerns of that third party. It is not sufficient for the public authority to speculate on the prejudice which may be caused to the third party by the disclosure."

Please review this decision, and, if the exemption is upheld, demonstrate stronger evidence that this disclosure 'would, or would be likely to' prejudice the concerns of the third party.

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

Yours faithfully,

Mark Smith

FOI Enquiries, Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig

Dear Mark Smith,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 16 December 2021. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20211937.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [email address]

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I note the ICO guidance for internal review states the below

“ You should acknowledge an internal review request and provide a target date for response, which should usually be within 20 working days”

I have yet to receive a target date for response, and also note that the suggested 20 working days target is Monday.

Please can I have a target date for response to my internal review request?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Smith

FOI Enquiries, Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Smith,

Thank you for your email.

Your correspondence of 16 December 2021, in which you requested an internal review of our decision, was accidentally logged as a request for information and acknowledged as such on 20 December 2021 (Please see the attached). We apologise for this oversight. We have since recognised that you were seeking internal review and, accordingly, we have passed your request for internal review to the appropriate person who is currently dealing with it. We hope to respond as soon as possible.

If you have any queries about your internal review, please contact us at the email address [BBC request email], quoting your reference number IR2021096.

Thank you for understanding and bearing with us.

Yours sincerely,

BBC Information Rights
BBC Legal
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

The information in this email and any attachments is confidential and may be subject to legal professional or other privilege.

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FOI Enquiries, Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig

Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for your email below, and our apologies that an acknowledgement of your request for a FOIA internal review was not provided in this case due to an error. We can confirm that your request for an internal review of the BBC's decision with respect to your FOIA request (RFI20211096) was received on 16 December 2021.

The BBC aims to complete internal reviews within 20 working days from the date of receipt of the internal review request. However, please note that public authorities can take up to 40 working days. In this case, due to staffing constraints over the holiday period, the BBC will aim to provide its response to you by 14 February 2022, this being 40 working days from the date of receiving your internal review request.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[email address]

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FOI Enquiries, Y Gorfforaeth Ddarlledu Brydeinig

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Smith

Please see attached the BBC's decision on your FOIA internal review request (our ref: IR2021096).

Kind regards

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: mailto:[email address]

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