Buying Goods & Services

phil spring made this Freedom of Information request to Luton Borough Council

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

Luton Borough Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Luton Borough Council,

Please supply me with the following statistics for your Council for Goods and Services procurement where 'goods' are tangible products such as pens or computers, generally known as supplies; 'works' are "the construction or demolition of buildings, both residential and non-residential, repair to the fabric of these buildings, construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, and the installation of gas, electric, and plumbing services" and 'services' are the provision of an intangible product such as care or refuse collection, whether it is carried out internally or externally. The following payments should be INCLUDED: Goods, Services, Works, Care, other non-Local Authority public bodies (e.g. NHS, HM Courts), outside Borough schools, colleges, universities. The following payments should be EXCLUDED: foster carer payments; payments to pension funds; payments to other local authorities for placement of clients or other non-commercial activities; payments to individuals for expenses, insurance settlements, council tax refunds, NNDR refunds; Benefits payments personal budgets, transfer payments and investments.

The figures should cover (unless stated) the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017.
1. Council’s net revenue budget.
2. Total value of Goods and Services acquired by the council from third party suppliers.
3. The total number of invoices for goods and services paid by the council during the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017 whether or not the supplier was contracted to the council or the holder of a framework contract.
4. Cost of procurement management (Total cost of procurement function (staff salaries, on-costs, share of central recharges, dedicated system costs, contracted third party support costs) for a given period).
5. The total number of suppliers (contracted or not) that received a payment for Goods or services.
6. The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017.
7. The total number of contract managers named on the council contract register as at 31 March 2017.
8. Total Number of Contracts awarded by the Council.
9. The total number of contracts that reached their termination date and were renewed by extension without retendering.
10. The % saving (comparing the new contracted price to the old contracted price) in the top 5 valued (Total anticipated spend over the life of the contract) contracted procurements undertaken by the council awarded during the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017.
11. Total population of council's area.
12. The total value of Goods and Services spent with suppliers who are defined as a Small and Medium Enterprise according to the DfTI definition.
13. The number of suppliers the spend with which adds up to 80% of the total spend with Third Parties.
14. The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017 with formalised and active contract management (Formalised contract management is viewed as regular, recorded and communicated processes for reviewing progress, issues, performance, outputs and outcomes including remedial action linked to contract terms by a responsible individual or individuals or teams that is active).
15. The total number of contracted suppliers to the council as at the 31st March 2017 with partnership arrangements (A Partnership is defined as where the council and an identified supplier develop a close and long-term relationship governed by an agreement where the two share mutual objectives and where there are shared success objectives and adopt a high level of purposeful cooperation to maintain a trading relationship over time).
16. Total number of contract awards by the council that have been challenged by an unsuccessful tenderer.

Yours faithfully,

phil spring

LBC Feedback, Luton Borough Council


Our ref: 973558

Dear Mr Spring,

I am writing in respect of your recent request for information held by the Council under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please find in the attached our response to your enquiry.

Please check the Councils Contracts Regisfer in the first instance. Some of the information may already be in the public domain.

If you are unhappy with our response, please write to Sonal Patel, Information Governance Senior Assistant, Business Intelligence team, 1st Floor, Town Hall, Annexe, Luton, LU1 2BQ or email to [email address]. If you remain unhappy after the conclusion of the Council’s internal complaints procedure you may apply to the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

LBC Feedback
Business Intelligence

Luton Borough Council
Town Hall First Floor Annex Luton LU1 2BQ
Phone: 01582 546398
email: [email address]

show quoted sections