Payments to Interim Director of Health and Social Care

Steve Preddy made this Freedom of Information request to Bristol City Council

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Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Bristol City Council,

I writing to request the following information regarding the Interim Director of Health and Social Care commencing in May 2010.

1. Amount of payments made (or if not already paid then due to be paid) for each month from May 2010 up until October 2011.

2.Confirmation of whether or not the appointment was made via a “Further competition” process using a national Buying
Solutions Framework contract.

3. Copy of the invitation to quote

4. Copy of the proposal submitted in respect of the successful candidate

5. Copy of confirmation of ability to provide in accordance with the invitation and description of how contract would be fulfilled

6. Name of the supplier organisation

7. What was the original award period?

7. Information about the benchmarking undertaken inorder to ascertain payment/contract offered value for money

8. What were the milestones and deliverables associated with the contract. Were milestones/deliverables linked to payments? Taking each milestone/deliverable in turn were they achieved/partially achieved or not achieved in the course of the contract?

9. Details of any technical or quality standards that the service provider/successful candidate was obliged to comply with

10. Was an exit plan agreed before the commencement of the contract, agreed or revised during the execution of the contract?

11. Copy of exit plan(s)

12. Did Buying Solutions provide any assistance in relation to dispute resolution in respect of either the performance or termination of the contract

13. How much was paid to Buying Solutions in respect of managing and adminstering the framework agreement?

14. On what date did the contract terminate?

4. What were the terms of the termination, in particular: length of notice period actually worked, length of notice period actually paid or due to be paid.

Yours faithfully,

Steve Preddy

Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

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Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

Dear Mr Preddy,
Thank you for your request dated 26th August.
 
In considering your request, we have found that section 43 of the Freedom
of Information act is engaged.  In order for the Council to fully consider
your request and the public interest test that applies, we require further
time.  As a result, we will respond to you as soon as possible, but in any
event, within a further 10 working days.
 
If I can be of any assistance in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me.
For Head of Legal Services
Stephen McNamara

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Dear Freedom of Information,

I have not received a response to our request for information in respect of Payments to the interim Director of Health and Social Care, within the defined time period ending 26th September 2011.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Preddy

Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr Preddy,
Further to our email of 19th September, please find enclosed our response.
For Head of Legal Services
Stephen McNamara

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Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

Dear Mr Preddy,
On 3rd October we confirmed:
"We are still considering if this information (in the form of the
contract) can be disclosed as it has been identified that this information
is commercially sensitive in accordance with section 43 of the Act.  As
soon as we have weighed all factors in accordance with the public interest
test, we will respond in full".
 
Further to our email of 3rd October, I can confirm we are not yet in a
position to respond in full re question 5.  We require a further 5 working
days and will therefore respond as soon as possible, but in any event
before 17th October.
I apologise for this delay.
For Head of Legal Services
Stephen McNamara
 
 

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Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

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Dear Mr Preddy,
Further to our email of 10th October, we are now in a position to respond
re question 5, in which you asked for:
"Copy of confirmation of ability to provide in accordance with the
invitation and description of how contract would be fulfilled".
 
We now enclose a copy of the terms of engagement and standard terms and
conditions, however please note that all commercially sensitive
information has been redacted in accordance with section 43 of the act. 
Although the city council aims to be transparent and accountable to the
public, we must ensure that we do not prejudice the commercial interests
of the parties involved.
 
For Head of Legal Services
Stephen McNamara
 

 

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