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Dear Tameside Metropolitan 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

Freedom Of Information Requests, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Spring

 

Freedom of Information Request

Unique Reference No: FOI 6376

 

Thank you for your email received 5 June 2017 requesting information under
the Freedom of Information Act.  I understand your request to be as
follows:

 

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.

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Rita Welsh, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Spring

 

I am writing to confirm your Freedom of Information requested is in
process and we will endeavour to send as soon as possible.

 

We apologise for the delay and thank you for your patience.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries.

 

Regards

 

 

Freedom of Information Support

 

 

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Dear Mr Spring

 

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Unique Reference FOI 6376

 

Please find attached response in relation to your Freedom of Information
Request.

 

Kind regards

 

On behalf of Ian Duncan

 

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