Affiliated Teaching Hospital
Information Governance Department
Main Switchboard: 01536 492000
Our Ref: 20512
01 March 2019
Matthew Dickinson request-550273-
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request which was received within the Trust. In
accordance with S.1 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), I can confirm that
we do hold information relevant to your request.
In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.
Please can you provide information on the following:
Does your NHS Trust use a computer assisted facilities management system? -
If no, are there ongoing plans to purchase a computer assisted facilities management
system in the future?
What is the name of the computer assisted facilities management system (product
name) and which company is it purchased from?
Provide brief information on the process in use at the NHS Trust to manage reactive
and planned maintenance work including how this is recorded and scheduled.
PPM and reactive task management
Chairman: Alan Burns
Chief Executive: Simon Weldon
Value of the current contract, date of commencement and date of expiry.
Commenced January 2019 for 12 months
Public Interest test commercial
Value of contract. A public interest test has been undertaken and from the results of that test
it is clear that releasing this information would be detrimental to the commercial interest of
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. As a result the Trust applies the
exemption allowed to us under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Section 43(2) –
Commercial Interest as disclosure would/could:
a) Prejudice any contractors competitive edge in contract negotiations with NHS Trusts in
b) Prejudice the Trust’s ability to compete in contract negotiations for these services in
c) Prejudice the position of Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in
maintaining its competitiveness as a Public Authority.
Who is responsible for ensuring the computer assisted facilities management system
meets the NHS Trust’s requirements?
Director of Estates and Facilities
Interim Information Governance Lead
You are advised that this information is provided in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and is for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes. The information may
also be used for any other purpose allowed by a limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news
reporting. Any re-use of this information will be subject to copyright and authorisation from Kettering
General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be required. In the event of any re-use, the information
must be reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading manner.
Disclaimer. This information should not be used to construct a database for direct marketing or
unsolicited emails infringing the copyright in the material, or otherwise processed in contravention of
the rights of the individual under the Data Protection Act.
If you are not satisfied with the Trust's response you may ask for an independent internal review by
writing to the:-
Information Governance Manager
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
If you remain dissatisfied after this internal review of the Trust's decision you may wish to make an
approach to the Information Commissioner.
SK95 5AF http://www.ico.gov.uk
Please note that the Information Commissioner is a regulator, not an ombudsman. He will make an
assessment as to whether or not the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 have been
complied with. He can issue an enforcement notice to the Trust ordering it to comply with your