CDW & Associates

The request was successful.

Dear Stoke on Trent City Council,

Could you provide the following information in relation to the consultants CDW & Associates;

a) Date they commenced work for the council
b) Value of order - either fixed price or day rates
c) Amount paid to date
d) A copy of information in relation to the procurement, eg request for quote, tender evaluation.

Yours faithfully,

trevor jones

Hannah Quinn, Stoke on Trent City Council

Dear Mr Jones

Your request for information

Thank you for your request for information about CDW and Associates. Your request was received on 15th March 2010 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances we may charge for information. If there is a charge I will let you know as you will have to pay it before we deal with your request.

Some information does not have to be released under the Freedom of Information Act. We will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as possible. If another person or organisation is named in the information we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

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If you have any queries about this email please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,
Hannah Quinn

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Hannah Quinn, Stoke on Trent City Council

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Dear Mr Jones

Your request for information on CDW & Associates

We have now considered your request for information and a copy of the
information is below.

a) Date they commenced work for the council

CDWs appointment was effective from 13th February 2010 and this is the
date they commenced remunerated work for Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

b) Value of order - either fixed price or day rates

The total value of the order with CDW & Associates Limited was ÂŁ16,115
net of value added tax.

c) Amount paid to date

No payment has been made to date.

d) A copy of information in relation to the procurement, eg request for
quote, tender evaluation.

A copy of the proposal from CDW & Associates Limited is enclosed.

There is an urgency to implement the Audit Commission’s five
recommendations from their Economic Regeneration Audit. Ideally these
recommendations should be implemented before the commencement of this
years’ Comprehensive Area Assessment (CAA). This CAA will focus on
regeneration and will be looking at the implementation of the five
recommendations. CDW is assisting in relation to one of the
recommendations to be implemented preferably by the end of April 2010.

An exemption certificate for this commission was obtained in accordance
with the North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership’s (NSRP)
Procurement Procedure and will help us with the timetable referred to
above.

If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to: Louise Kelly, Information Manager, Chief
Executive’s Directorate, Civic Centre Floor 4, Glebe Street, ST4 1HH or
email [1][Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask
the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used our
appeal procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,

Hannah Quinn

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