Procurement of Consultancy Services

Benjamin Barnes made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to East Devon District Council as part of a batch sent to 31 authorities

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Please could you provide a breakdown of which mechanisms you procure consultancy services from, specifically:

1. Do you use national procurement frameworks to procure consultancy?
a. If so, which frameworks do you use, and what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the frameworks you are part of.

2. Do you use third party neutral vendors/procurement solution providers (eg ESPO, Bloom, Procurement hub) to procure consultancy?
a. If so which do you use, and what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the vendors you use.

3. Do you use internal frameworks to procure consultancy? (IE frameworks that are not national, that you administer yourselves or share with a small number of other local authorities)
a. If so what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the frameworks you have and when will they expire/re-open for applications.

4. Have you procured consultancy services through your own unique, project specific tender processes? (for example advertising a tender for a specific consultancy piece of work)
a. If so what proportion of your consultancy spend was procured through this route, and where do you advertise such opportunities?

5. Have you procured consultancy services through any other mechanisms in the last 12 months? (for example direct awards). If so what proportion of your consultancy spend was this for.

Yours faithfully,

Benjamin Barnes

East Devon District Council

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East Devon District Council

Dear Mr Barnes,

Thank you for your request for information. Please find the response to
your query below.

Please could you provide a breakdown of which mechanisms you procure
consultancy services from, specifically:

1. Do you use national procurement frameworks to procure consultancy? -
Yes we use procurement framework - For tender publication we use
'ProContract - Supply the South West Portal' and this links automatically
to Contract Finder and with the Council's own website - All our contracts
are published here. A Report is written each year for Audit and Governance
council meeting in September. Please review the Audit and Governance
committee meeting report at
[1]https://democracy.eastdevon.gov.uk/Data/...
and our website for further information on our procurement process at
[2]https://eastdevon.gov.uk/council-and-dem...
a. If so, which frameworks do you use, and what proportion of your
consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the
frameworks you are part of ? Please review the Audit and Governance
committee meeting report at
[3]https://democracy.eastdevon.gov.uk/Data/...

2. Do you use third party neutral vendors/procurement solution providers
(e.g. ESPO, Bloom, Procurement hub) to procure consultancy? ? Yes we do
a. If so which do you use, and what proportion of your consultancy spend
over the last 12 months has been on each of the vendors you use ? Please
review the Audit and Governance committee meeting report at
[4]https://democracy.eastdevon.gov.uk/Data/...

3. Do you use internal frameworks to procure consultancy? (IE frameworks
that are not national, that you administer yourselves or share with a
small number of other local authorities) ? Yes through Devon County
Council and Somerset County Council
a. If so what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12 months
has been on each of the frameworks you have and when will they
expire/re-open for applications ? Please review the Audit and Governance
committee meeting report at
[5]https://democracy.eastdevon.gov.uk/Data/...

4. Have you procured consultancy services through your own unique, project
specific tender processes? (for example advertising a tender for a
specific consultancy piece of work) ? No
a. If so what proportion of your consultancy spend was procured through
this route, and where do you advertise such opportunities? ? N/A

5. Have you procured consultancy services through any other mechanisms in
the last 12 months? (for example direct awards). If so what proportion of
your consultancy spend was this for ? Please review the Audit and
Governance committee meeting report at
[6]https://democracy.eastdevon.gov.uk/Data/...

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Officer, Mr Henry Gordon Lennox, to request an internal review
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Yours sincerely,

Information and Complaints Officer
East Devon District Council

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Dear East Devon District Council,

Thanks for your response. Please could you supply me with the frameworks that you have used to procure consultancy services?

Yours faithfully,

Benjamin Barnes

FOI EDDC, East Devon District Council

Dear Mr Barnes,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

The Relocation Project’s Multi-Disciplinary Design Team was procured via
the South West Consultancy Framework 2012 – 2016 using the Further
Competition route.

 

I hope this information is helpful.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sara

 

Ms S Harvey

Information and Complaints Officer

East Devon District Council

 

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01395 571659

www.eastdevon.gov.uk

 

From: Benjamin Barnes [mailto:[FOI #588601 email]]
Sent: 30 July 2019 15:12
To: FOI EDDC <[East Devon District Council request email]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information - Ref 101000912948 UNCLASSIFIED:

 

Dear East Devon District Council,

Thanks for your response. Please could you supply me with the frameworks
that you have used to procure consultancy services?

Yours faithfully,

Benjamin Barnes

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