Buying Goods & Services

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Dear Islington 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

FOIA, Islington Borough Council

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From: phil spring [mailto:[FOI #411284 email]]
Sent: 10 June 2017 21:42
To: FOIA <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Buying Goods & Services

 

Dear Islington 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

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Dear Islington Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Islington Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Buying Goods & Services'.
The request is long overdue a reply.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

phil spring

Pearton, Brad, Islington Borough Council

Dear Mr Spring

 

Thank you for your recent complaint to the council.  I have logged this,
given it the reference number 2828, and assigned this to an officer to
response to.

 

Should you have any questions regarding this complaint please contact
[1][email address] quoting the reference number given

 

Regards

 

 

Brad Pearton

Access to Information Manager

Information Governance Team

Resources

4^th Floor, 7 Newington Barrow Way

Islington

N7 7EP

 

T:020 7527 8586

 

Alternative Contact: Leila Ridley

T: 020 7527 8894

E: [email address]

 

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Dear Islington Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Islington Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Buying Goods &amp; Services'.

Your last response was on 27 July, some six weeks ago.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

phil spring

Pearton, Brad, Islington Borough Council

Dear Mr Spring

 

Thank you for your request for an Internal Review of your Freedom of
Information request.  I have logged this and given it a reference number,
2848, and a response will be sent to you shortly.

 

Regards

 

Brad Pearton

Access to Information Manager

Information Governance Team

Resources

4^th Floor, 7 Newington Barrow Way

Islington

N7 7EP

 

T:020 7527 8586

 

Alternative Contact: Leila Ridley

T: 020 7527 8894

E: [1][email address]

 

[2]www.islington.gov.uk

 

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