Construction Based Projects

Rhys Walters made this Freedom of Information request to Carmarthenshire Council

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The request was refused by Carmarthenshire Council.

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

I am writing to ask you to provide me with a list of construction contracts and the firms they have been awarded too over the value of £8000. For the period of April 2015 - April 2020

Please include:
Company name contract awarded too.
Value of contract at time of award.
Cost of contract and time of completion.

Yours faithfully,
Rhys Walters

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich gohebiaeth.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 (DRhG) a’r Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth
Amgylcheddol 2004 (RhGA) - 20 diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad
arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr ydych yn gofyn amdano. 

O ganlyniad i’r sefyllfa bresennol gyda'r firws COVID-19 a'r effaith ar
rai o wasanaethau'r Cyngor, gall fod angen i flaenoriaethu ceisiadau DRhG
a RhGA, yn dibynnu ar y wybodaeth y gofynnir amdani. Ymddiheurwn am hyn.

Deddf Diogelu Data 2018 a’r GDPR (ceisiadau am ddata personol) – un mis ar
ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.



Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin


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FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr. Walters,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 5th December, 2020 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The specific information you requested was contained in your email below.

We have given your request careful consideration and are of the view that it cannot be complied with for reasons I will set out below.

Responding to your request would require us to gather data from a number of sources; Property Design, Building maintenance, Engineering Design and anyone else who commissions works etc the list is not exhaustive and will include other departments not listed.

Time would be focused on:

• Reviewing multiple records i.e. databases, spreadsheets etc to analyse and collate the data
• Formulating the data to present in the required format
• Liaising with other multiple departments who would also commission both works and consultants and their cumulative time to present the data requested

Under Section 12 of the Act, a public authority is not obliged to comply with a request if it considers that to do so would exceed the appropriate limit. This limit is defined in The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 as £450, which equates to 18 hours of work at the standard rate specified in the Regulations of £25.00 per hour.

If you disagree with this decision or are unhappy with the way in which your request has been dealt with, you are entitled to complain in the first instance to:

The Head of Administration & Law
Carmarthenshire County Council
County Hall
SA31 1JP

Email: [email address]

If you remain unhappy with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane


Telephone: 0303 123 1113

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely

Julie John
Information Officer
ICT & Corporate Property/ TG a Pholisi Corfforaethol
Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr
Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
Allanol/External (01267) 224498
Mewnol/Internal: 4498

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Dear FOIA,

Thank you for your response. You have provided a list of reasons not to comply with the request which are outside the the specific request, I find it odd that a list in the way I described is unobtainable, surely this would be in an annual report of council expenditure, what was paid to who, example. Company name , Construction Project awarded, How much it costs, and original budget.

Anyway If I submit a new request or amend this request to name specific companies, are you then able to comply with my request ?
Yours sincerely,

Rhys Walters