Procurement of Contractors and Construction Consultancy Services

Keith Griffiths made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Can you please tell me the following:

1. How you procure Construction Consultancy Services
2. How you procure Construction Contractors
3. If by your own framework, please tell me:
a. The titles and content of the relevant frameworks
b. Who is on the current frameworks
c. The start and end dates of the frameworks
d. Any possible extention periods to the frameworks
e. The name and contact email of person responsible for the
frameworks.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Keith Griffiths

Bytheway, Katie (Dudley PCT), The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Griffiths

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust Ref: 1906

Procurement of Contractors

Thank you for your request for information under the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. We started work on this request on
20/04/2010. As per section 10 of the Act, you can expect a reply no later
than 20 working days from this date.

There maybe a fee payable for this information. This will be considered
and you will be informed if a fee is payable. In this event the fee must
be paid before the information is processed and released. The 20 day time
limit for responses is suspended until receipt of the payment. If there is
a fee payable we will write to you again to let you know the process in
this event.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent the release of the information you have requested. We will assess
whether any of the exemption categories apply to your request (as per PART
11 of the Act) and if they do, or if there is a delay due to the
application of an exemption we will write to you again.

If any further assistance in this matter is required, please do not
hesitate to contact me on 01384 366886 or email:
[email address] alternatively you can contact Emma Newman, RA
and Information Governance Coordinator, on 01384 366173 or email:
[email address].

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone: 01625 545 700

www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Katie Bytheway

Information Governance Officer

Newman, Emma (Dudley PCT), The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Griffiths

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 -Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation
Trust Ref: 1906

Procurement of Contractors

Thank you for your email received 20^th April 2010. You asked for
information regarding the procurement of contractors.

Your request for information has now been considered. I will answer your
queries below in turn:

1. How you procure Construction Consultancy Services

The Trust, which is now a PFI Trust, does not have a formal list of
Construction Consultants, as maintained in pre PFI days. Additions,
modifications and alterations to the estate are now carried out by the
Trust's PFI Partner, Summit Healthcare (Dudley) Ltd., who make appropriate
arrangements through their principal sub-contractor, Interserve Facilities
Management to appoint consultants where required.

2. How you procure Construction Contractors

Due to the PFI status of the Trust, again construction work is undertaken
through the PFI principal sub-contractor, Interserve Facilities
Management, who appoints the appropriate contractors to carry out the
necessary work. The Trust does not now have a formal list of construction
contractors.

3. If by your own framework, please tell me:

a. The titles and content of the relevant frameworks

b. Who is on the current frameworks?

c. The start and end dates of the frameworks

d. Any possible extension periods to the frameworks

e. The name and contact email of person responsible for the frameworks.

As the Trust no longer keeps tender lists for this type of work, therefore
it has no framework agreements in place.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact
the Associate Director of Governance at Dudley PCT, St John's House, Union
Street, Dudley DY2 8PP or telephone 01384 366078 or email
[email address].

You can also refer to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700
www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Donna Betts

Head of Records and Information Governance

This information has been collated by our Freedom of Information Team if
you require names from within the organisation to attribute this
information to i.e. for media quotes please contact the representative
communications teams on; Dudley PCT: 01384 366874 or The Dudley Group of
Hospitals: 01384 244404.