School uniform supplier details

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Dear Hodge Hill College, Birmingham,
Under the FOI Act I would like to request the following information regarding the contract with your supplier(s) of sports uniform/kit:

1) How many suppliers do you have a contract with?
2) How was the contract awarded e.g. open competition, direct award? Was the local authority involved in the tender of this contract?
3) Date the contract was awarded?
4) Date the contract will expire?
5) What competitors, if any, were considered?
6) What criteria was used to select the supplier?
7) Does the school profit from the contract, e.g. as a result of uniform sales? If yes, what remuneration is received?
8) If the school has not entered into a contract with the supplier(s), what is the nature of the agreement in place?
9) Does the contract contain any clauses relating to the cost or affordability of items?
10) Please provide a copy of the contract with commercially sensitive details redacted.
Please note that redaction costs cannot be counted towards any cost limits under the FOI Act.
Please also note that for information to be withheld under Section 43 (commercial sensitivity), the following must be provided:
Details of the exact FOIA exemption – either 43.1 Trade Secrets or 43.2 Commercial Interests
Details of who would be prejudiced
A “Public Interest Test” where the arguments for and against release of the information should be discussed (as this is a “qualified” exemption).
If release of the information could prejudice a third party, they should be consulted with (see FOIA Section 45 Code of Practice Part IV)
Please also note that contracts drawn up since 2005 are supposed to include provisions requiring organisations to comply with the FOI Act

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Gritton

Saima Butt, Hodge Hill College, Birmingham

Dear Matthew,

 

Please see our response below for your FOI request.

 

1) How many suppliers do you have a contract with?

 

We do not have a contract with any supplier of our school uniform

 

2) How was the contract awarded e.g. open competition, direct award? Was
the local authority involved in the tender of this contract?

 

There is no contract.

 

3) Date the contract was awarded?

 

There is no contract.

 

4) Date the contract will expire?

 

N/A

 

5) What competitors, if any, were considered?

 

All competitors can sell school uniform.

 

6) What criteria was used to select the supplier?

 

Parents choose suppliers based on affordability, location, quality and
ease of purchase

 

7) Does the school profit from the contract, e.g. as a result of uniform
sales? If yes, what remuneration is received?

 

The school does not profit or sell school uniform.

 

8) If the school has not entered into a contract with the supplier(s),
what is the nature of the agreement in place?

 

There is no school contract as there are several suppliers ranging from
TESCO, ASDA, Clive Marks, Mansuri, RAK Uniform. All these places sell our
school uniform.

 

9) Does the contract contain any clauses relating to the cost or
affordability of items?

 

N/A

 

10) Please provide a copy of the contract with commercially sensitive
details redacted.

 

There is no school contract

 

Please note that redaction costs cannot be counted towards any cost limits
under the FOI Act.

 

Please also note that for information to be withheld under Section 43
(commercial sensitivity), the following must be provided:

 

Details of the exact FOIA exemption – either 43.1 Trade Secrets or 43.2
Commercial Interests

 

Details of who would be prejudiced

 

A “Public Interest Test” where the arguments for and against release of
the information should be discussed (as this is a “qualified” exemption).

 

If release of the information could prejudice a third party, they should
be consulted with (see FOIA Section 45 Code of Practice Part IV)

 

Please also note that contracts drawn up since 2005 are supposed to
include provisions requiring organisations to comply with the FOI Act

 

Thanks

 

Saima Butt

Business Manager

Hodge Hill College

 

 

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