School Transport Awards 2022

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Hello NLC,

I am looking for you to provide information in relation to school contract tender awards for the school year 2022.
In particular, I am looking for the following information;

• Any communication regarding delays in provision by any suppliers for the provision of school transport.

In a similar vein, the following information also relates to school transport arrangements within NLC and I ask that it also be provided;
• The number of proposals rejected by NLC/their suppliers based along with the reasons.
• The number of proposals accepted by NLC/their suppliers based along with the reasons.
• A list of the 2022 contact awards in the same format as can be found on your website (please include the date the contract was awarded) https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/busi...

This can also be broken down with the following table headers if necessary omitting anything considered private:
Success/Reject|Rejection Reason|Contract Reference|Contractor Name|Contractor Address|Contract Award Value

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Best wishes,

Jamie Fraser

Jacqueline Keachie, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours faithfully.

Jacqueline Keachie
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Contact by email

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Jacqueline Keachie, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr Fraser

Request for Information

 

I refer again to your e-mail dated 24 August 2022 seeking information in
relation to school transport.

 

Having investigated,  I can advise that Strathclyde Passenger Transport
(SPT) arrange school transport contracts on behalf of this authority and
information relative to these is held by SPT rather than the Council. To
be of some assistance, I can advise that the email address for SPT is set
out below.

 

[1][email address] 

 

That said, and to be of some assistance, I can advise that information
relative to ASN school transport contracts is published on the Council’s
website and as you may know, Section 25 of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 provides an absolute exemption for information that is
already accessible.

 

For ease of reference, please find set out below the direct link to the
Council’s website and  a link to the Public Contracts Scotland website
which also provides information.

 

[2]https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/busi...

 

[3]https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov....

 

Please note that additional information is currently being prepared for
publishing and will be published on the Council’s website and will be
available from the above link.

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [4][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[5]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jacqueline Keachie

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Contact by email

 

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