Transactions over £25,000 from July 2020

Spend Network made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

Thank you for publishing your spend data here: https://www.scas.nhs.uk/about-scas/procu... . However, I notice that the files from June 2020 to December 2020 are not downloadable and you haven't published any spending data since June 2021.

We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it may not have been a priority to publish your spending data. However, we strongly believe that the spending data is critical to understanding how Government functions and this data is vital for our work. We would be extremely grateful if you could update this information as soon as reasonably possible.

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £25,000 from July 2020 to December 2020 and from July 2021 to at most a month in arrears from the date at which you publish in response to this request.

Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

Your team may also be interested in the guidance on producing spending data:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio.... This letter makes it clear that this guidance applies to the NHS: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Anna Pongracz

Spend Network

FOI, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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FOI, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Good Morning,

Reports are available on our website and more up to date reports will be available on the website very shortly.
If you have any further queries with the expenditure reports please contact our Procurement team directly as advised on the website with the subject heading 'Expenditure in excess of £25,000.' https://www.scas.nhs.uk/about-scas/procu...

I hope this information meets your requirements but if you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can request a review by writing to: Will Hancock, Chief Executive, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Units 7 & 8 Talisman Business Centre, Talisman Road, Bicester, Oxon, OX26 6HR.

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Telephone 0303 123 1113 Website https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/offi...

Information Governance Officer

01869 363177 or
01869 365000 x5407

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South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Northern House, 7-8 Talisman Business Centre, Bicester, OX26 6HR.

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Dear South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

On 3 November 2021, I sent you a FOI request for your expenditure over £25,000 from July 2020 to present. I received an answer from you on 4 November 2021 that you updated your website with the spend files up to July 2021 - for which I am thankful - and said, that more up to date reports will be available shortly. However, You have not published any spending data since August 2021.

The guidance for publishing spend data for government departments states:
2.10 Spend is to be published one month in arrears, ie by the last working day of the month following the month to which the data relates. If the data is available before the end of the month, it should be published as soon as the department has cleared it for release. This data is to be published in individual monthly files.
2.11 You should not hold up the publication of your data where you have unresolved individual queries. You should publish the cleared data within the publication timescales, and amend the data at a later date if necessary. See section 2.5 for further detail on applying redactions to the data.

Please see here for more details: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio.... This letter makes it clear that this guidance applies to the NHS: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy....

This means that the data requested should already be published. For this reason, I would like to request an Internal Review of the initial response to my Freedom of Information request.

Please also take note of this decision notice from the ICO on the use of Section 22 of the FOI Act in these circumstances: https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...

I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Anna Pongracz

Spend Network