Commission payments from Azeus

David Marshall made this Freedom of Information request to Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

You have stated in recent FOI responses that Azeus UK have not sold any systems in the UK.

I have done some checking via this website, and you're wrong. They have sold a system to Newham Council and one to Isles of Scilly.

I believe that this now entitles the council to claim a percentage in commission payments from Azeus.

Q1 : What is the reporting mechanism by which Azeus informs the council of new sales in the UK?

Yours faithfully,

David Marshall

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Daniela Hanson, Bedford Borough Council

Dear Mr Marshall

 

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No 7613.

 

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council. 

 

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the information you requested.

 

Please find the information you requested enclosed. 

 

You requested:

You have stated in recent FOI responses that Azeus UK have not sold any
systems in the UK.

 

I have done some checking via this website, and you're wrong. They have
sold a system to Newham Council and one to Isles of Scilly.

 

I believe that this now entitles the council to claim a percentage in
commission payments from Azeus.

 

Q1 : What is the reporting mechanism by which Azeus informs the council of
new sales in the UK?

 

Response:

Our apologies for any misunderstanding as we are aware that Azeus Care
have developed a relationship with Newham and very recently the Isle of
Scilly.   We have regular Project Board meetings with Azeus and we will be
informed by Azeus when the conditions under which Bedford benefits from
the sale of the system to other authorities are met.  For example; we
would not consider the system ‘sold’ until the point which the other
authority has signed their’ certificate of satisfaction’ at which point
they accept the system.   Beyond these details our arrangement is
commercially sensitive and we would not provide any further details under
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Daniela Hanson
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