Choice of Recycling Services Provider

Ross Pollard made this Freedom of Information request to Elmbridge Borough Council

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Dear Elmbridge Borough Council,

Please supply any documents used to decide on which recycling provider was chosen to supply services to the borough. If this is unavailable, please supply any records relating to the current supplier and their tender/offer.

Also please supply where possible any meeting minutes that may have been taken relating to the selction of the service provider.

Yours faithfully,

Ross Pollard

Freedom of Information Generic Email, Elmbridge Borough Council

Thank you for your FOI request.
This has been logged on the Council's FOI Register and a response will be sent within the statutory time frame. This is normally 20 working days starting on the day after your enquiry is received. However, if your request is complex and involves lengthy investigation by officers and/or if further time is needed to consider the public interest test, we can take more time to deal with your enquiry. If we need to do this we will inform you.

Kind Regards

Freedom of Information Team
Elmbridge Borough Council
High Street
Civic Centre
Esher
Surrey KT10 9SD

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Dear Elmbridge Borough Council,

Please supply any documents used to decide on which recycling
provider was chosen to supply services to the borough. If this is
unavailable, please supply any records relating to the current
supplier and their tender/offer.

Also please supply where possible any meeting minutes that may have
been taken relating to the selction of the service provider.

Yours faithfully,

Ross Pollard

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Anthony Jeziorski, Elmbridge Borough Council

Dear Mr Pollard,

I refer to your request ref FOI 92 as below.

The information you request can already be found on the Council's website
here:
[1]http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/committees/m... Agenda
item 5 refers.

The Council operates a presumption of openness in its access to
information. It provides much information outside the provisions of the
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Anthony Jeziorski

Head of Environmental Care
Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10
9SD
01372 474762
[email address]
www.elmbridge.gov.uk

On 15/06/2011 at 5:14 pm, Ross Pollard
<[FOI #75857 email]> wrote:
Dear Elmbridge Borough Council,

Please supply any documents used to decide on which recycling
provider was chosen to supply services to the borough. If this is
unavailable, please supply any records relating to the current
supplier and their tender/offer.

Also please supply where possible any meeting minutes that may have
been taken relating to the selction of the service provider.

Yours faithfully,

Ross Pollard

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Dear Elmbridge Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Elmbridge Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Choice of Recycling Services Provider'.

I have recieved a response to my request that did not actuall cover the request I put forward, the information I was sent was about one meeting for the renewal of the contract, not about the original contract as requested. It also does not cover the request for information for documents relating to the research undertaken before selecting the provider. This would include any calculation of the carbon foot print of the waste during transport to its end destination, or any other environmental impacts related to the choice of contractor

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

Yours faithfully,

Ross Pollard

Freedom of Information Generic Email, Elmbridge Borough Council

Thank you for your FOI request.
This has been logged on the Council's FOI Register and a response will be sent within the statutory time frame. This is normally 20 working days starting on the day after your enquiry is received. However, if your request is complex and involves lengthy investigation by officers and/or if further time is needed to consider the public interest test, we can take more time to deal with your enquiry. If we need to do this we will inform you.

Kind Regards

Freedom of Information Team
Elmbridge Borough Council
High Street
Civic Centre
Esher
Surrey KT10 9SD

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Dear Elmbridge Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Elmbridge Borough
Council's handling of my FOI request 'Choice of Recycling Services
Provider'.

I have recieved a response to my request that did not actuall cover
the request I put forward, the information I was sent was about one
meeting for the renewal of the contract, not about the original
contract as requested. It also does not cover the request for
information for documents relating to the research undertaken
before selecting the provider. This would include any calculation
of the carbon foot print of the waste during transport to its end
destination, or any other environmental impacts related to the
choice of contractor

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

Yours faithfully,

Ross Pollard

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Alan Harrison, Elmbridge Borough Council

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Dear Mr Pollard,

Thank you for your email requesting a review of the Council's response.

I have been happy to look at this request again in consultation with the relevant Head of Division. There had been an assumption on our part (mistaken we now acknowledge) that the significant contract extension in 2009 would have been of more interest (and provided more current information) than the historic position. We did consider that Veolia's offer of two years ago was generally more relevant to recycling provision than the 2003 tender. However, we are pleased to disclose available information from the time of the original award.

I am pleased to attach the comprehensive report to Cabinet from February 2003 when the merits of the contract award to Cleanaway (the predecessors to Veolia) were considered. There is no other selection material retained from this time. The information was at the time exempt and considered in private, but it is now available for release. Likewise the minutes from the time were then confidential but are now attached. The minutes from the Council meeting when the Cabinet recommendation was approved are also attached. The report and minutes are not available on the Council's website and have had to be sourced separately.

I hope this information is helpful to you.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Harrison
Head of Legal Services
Elmbridge Borough Council
Civic Centre, High Street,
Esher, Surrey KT10 9SD
Tel: 01372 474192
Email: [email address]

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Anthony Jeziorski, Elmbridge Borough Council

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Dear Mr Pollard,

Further to the attached. Unfortunately due to an error on my part I
quoted the wrong inspection date. The sentence should read

'As far as the MRF operated by Grundon at Leatherhead is concerned, I
understand the EA last inspected the facility on 27 July 2010 when no
breaches were identified.'

Regards

Anthony Jeziorski

Head of Environmental Care
Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10
9SD
01372 474762
[email address]
www.elmbridge.gov.uk

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