PFI PPP Safety Audit

Megan Ingles made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust,

This request for information is an attempt to seek reassurance about the safety of public buildings in the light of the findings revealed in the Inquiry commissioned following the collapse of a school building wall in Edinburgh and subsequent closure of 17 schools.
Please answer the following for each PFI/PPP schemes in your health trust treating each scheme as a separate request.
Please provide all documents showing how your organisation has responded to the findings contained in the report on Edinburgh Schools Construction by John Cole: including, but not limited to memos, emails, minutes, reports.
I would like to understand the expertise and resource committed by your organisation to the management and oversight of PFI schemes from procurement through to ongoing contract operation. Please provide documents relating to the PFI Team(s) allocated to each project its makeup and structure of the team during each project phase. This may comprise terms of reference, organisation chart, post titles and role profiles.
Provide the deed of appointment for the Independent Certifier and any other documents setting out the scope of that role. Please confirm the level of indemnity insurance and liability period.
Please confirm whether your organisation employed a member of the Institute of Clerk of Works or an inspector of similar standing and assigned them to each construction site. If someone in this role was employed please confirm their level of qualification, the salary associated with this role and how much time was allocated to per project/site.
Please provide a list of all enforcement or improvement notices served; investigations carried out and reports commissioned into fire safety (include dates and specify who commissioned or issued these) Please provide copies of all items listed.
Provide details of all attempts to make deductions relating to structural defects for each project. Confirm the amount, what it was for, and when the deduction was made."

Yours faithfully,

Megan Ingles

FOI Office,

Dear Megan

Thank you for your request for information regarding building safety.

Your request was received on 06/06/17 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Trust does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to be withheld. I will write to you in any event.

Accessibility requirements: If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print, verbal explanation and so on, then please let me know.

If you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Further information about your rights is also available from the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45 or

Yours sincerely,

Trust FOI Officer
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
50 Summer Hill Road
B1 3RB
Tel: 0121 301 1370
e-mail: [email address]

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FOI Office,

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Dear Megan


Thank you for your request for information received on the 06/06/17
regarding building safety.


We have considered your request and can provide the following information
in the document attached.


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