Tender for Home Access assistive technology package

Tristan Parker made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear British Educational Communications and Technology Agency,

Please provide the following information, re: the tender for assistive technology package two of the Home Access scheme.

1. The names of the original supplier(s):

2. The reason(s) why the tender with these supplier(s) was pulled - please provide details of any reasons or any action suppliers may have taken/not taken to elicit this decision:

3. The name(s) of the new supplier(s):

4: The date that package two of the scheme (both the bespoke assistive needs assessments and equipment provided by the package) will be available:

Yours faithfully,

Tristan Parker.

Freedom of Information Public Folder, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

Dear Tristan

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 received on 28^th January 2010

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Act.

The 20 working day period for considering your request will commence on
29th January 2010. In the event the response to your request will be sent
to you no later than 25^th February 2010.

Regards

Dean Nicholls

Service Delivery Manager

Becta

Millburn Hill Road

Science Park

Coventry CV4 7JJ

Internal Extension: 7105

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Freedom of Information Public Folder, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

Dear Tristan

Further to your request received by us on 28 January, I have discovered that you spoke to my colleague Catherine Goddard on that same day and were given the following information ie. That a procurement to engage a single supplier to provide this element of the AT service has been stopped as none of the tenders received met the criteria required to provide this service. Becta is committed to supporting learners with significant needs to achieve access to the internet in the home, and has been working with industry on a revised approach. New OJEU notices will be released next week for the procurement of these services.

In light of this, please could you let me know whether you still require us to process your request below.

Kind regards, Kathryn

Kathryn Billings
Information Manager
Becta
Millburn Hill Road
Science Park
Coventry
CV4 7JJ
Direct dial 02476 797197
Via switchboard 024 7641 6994 extn 7197
Main fax 024 7641 1418

Please note that I work part-time:
Term time I work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only
School holidays I work Tuesday and Wednesday only.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Kathryn,

thank you for your reply. Please continue to process my request for information as stated in my original correspondence.

I did indeed speak to your colleague Catherine, but as you will be able to see, the response that she provided (and which you have quoted) does not answer any of the questions I raised in my original request.

Therefore I would like to continue with my request for information.

Yours sincerely,

Tristan Parker

Freedom of Information Public Folder, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

Dear Mr Parker

Further to your communication received by Becta on 28 January 2010 requesting the following pieces of information, I write now to advise that your request has been dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and that Becta does not hold the information which you have requested.

1. The names of the original supplier(s) of assistive technology package two for the Home Access scheme:

No contract has been awarded therefore there is no ‘original supplier’

2. The reason(s) why the tender with these supplier(s) [referred to in 1. above] was pulled
- please provide details of any reasons or any action suppliers may have taken/not taken to elicit this decision:

Not applicable – see answer to item 1. above

3. The name(s) of the new supplier(s):

Not applicable see item 1. above. There is no ‘new supplier’ as there has not yet been any ‘original supplier’

4: The date that package two of the scheme (both the bespoke assistive needs assessments and equipment provided by the package) will be available:

At this early stage of procurement, no decisions have been made on the launch date for this service

I am sorry that we cannot be of more help at this time and am happy to discuss this with you, but if you are not satisfied with the handling of your request, you may seek an internal review. You may do this by writing to:

Alan Cowie
Executive Director Business Delivery and Organisational Development Becta, Millburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry,
CV4 7JJ.
Email: [email address]<mailto:[email address]>

A panel consisting of two Directors, not involved with consideration of the initial request, will then undertake an internal review of the decision overseen by a member of Becta's Board. You will be informed of the outcome of the review in due course. Becta aims to complete such a review within one month of receipt.

In the event that you remain dissatisfied after the internal review, you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner under section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act. His address is;
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK5 9AF

Kind regards, Kathryn Billings

Kathryn Billings
Information Manager
Becta
Millburn Hill Road
Science Park
Coventry
CV4 7JJ
Direct dial 02476 797197
Via switchboard 024 7641 6994 extn 7197
Main fax 024 7641 1418

Please note that I work part-time:
Term time I work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only
School holidays I work Tuesday and Wednesday only.

This email and any information transmitted within it may be confidential and may also be subject to legal privilege. It is intended only for the recipient(s) named above or the person responsible for delivering the email to the intended recipient. If you are not named above as a recipient, you must not read, copy, disclose, forward or otherwise use the information contained in this email. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender (whose contact details are above) immediately by reply e-mail and delete the message and any information transmitted with it without retaining any copies. Please note that electronic mail may be monitored in accordance with the Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practices)(Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000.