Alternative delivery models

Gareth Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Halton Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 419 authorities

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To the information officer,

I am emailing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. My request relates to alternative delivery models used by the council as of September 17, 2019. Specifically, can you list:

(1) All Local Authority Trading Companies owned by the authority, including the following details:
(a)The name of the company
(b)Company number
(c) Date of incorporation
(d)Services provided/purpose

(2) All Public Service Mutuals (PSM) connected to the authority, including the following details:
(a) The name of the PSM
(b) The date it was created
(c) Any other stakeholders formally involved
(d) Services provided/purpose

(3) All outsourced services, including the following details:
(a) The name of the service
(b) The date on which it was outsourced
(c) The organisation(s) that operates the contract
(d) The length of the contract
(e) The annual cost to the council of the contract

(4) All joint ventures entered into by the authority, including the following details:
(a)The name of the venture
(b)The date on which it began
(c) The other organisation(s) involved
(d) The services provided/purpose

I would like the responses in Excel format with the questions and sub-questions as column headers.

For definitions of the above terms, please see the guidance 'Alternative Delivery Models Explained' issued by the Government on 28 March 2017 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...)

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I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Thank you for your time,

Gareth Davies

Halton Borough Council

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Wesley Rourke, Halton Borough Council

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

Further to your request for further information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, please see below:

 

(a)The name of the company Halton Borough Transport Limited
(b)Company number   This is a public record at Companies House
(c) Date of incorporation This is a public record at Companies House
(d)Services provided/purpose This is a public record at Companies House

(2) All Public Service Mutuals (PSM) connected to the authority, including
the following details:
(a) The name of the PSM – Not aware of any
(b) The date it was created
(c) Any other stakeholders formally involved
(d) Services provided/purpose

(3) All outsourced services, including the following details:

 

(a) The name of the service –  

(b) The date on which it was outsourced
(c) The organisation(s) that operates the contract
(d) The length of the contract
(e) The annual cost to the council of the contract

 

There are many contracted services delivered by third parties on behalf of
the Council.  Details of these can be accessed via the Council’s contract
register on the ‘The Chest North West Procurement Portal’:

[1]https://procontract.due-north.com/Contra...

 

Furthermore, details of the Council’s expenditure with third parties that
is equal or greater than £500 in value is published quarterly on the
Council’s website: 

[2]https://www3.halton.gov.uk/Pages/council...

 

(4) All joint ventures entered into by the authority, including the
following details:
(a)The name of the venture  - Daresbury SIC LLP
(b)The date on which it began – 16 September 2010
(c) The other organisation(s) involved – Langtree Daresbury Limited, The
Science & Technology  Facilities Council
(d) The services provided/purpose –  Investment, Development and Letting
of Laboratory and Office Space within Daresbury Park.

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

Wesley Rourke

Operational Director, Economy, Enterprise and Property

Municipal Building, Kingsway, Widnes WA87QF

Tel: 0151 511 8645

[mobile number]

 

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1. https://procontract.due-north.com/Contra...
2. https://www3.halton.gov.uk/Pages/council...