Consultancy Use

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Dear North East Scotland College,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I am writing to formally request the following information.

Please provide details of all consultants used by the College since 1st November 2013 until present date.

Please include:

1. Name of consultant or consultancy
2. The remit/purpose
3. Date appointed including length of contract if appropriate
4. Tendering process used
5. Decision maker
6. Total cost per consultation
7. Copies of Invoices
8. Source of funding: Whether Cost covered by college finances or funding provided by a specific body or fund.

I am seeking details on any and all consultancy payments made by the College to any consultants from 1st November 2013 until present date, this is to include any and all consultants of any kind be they self-employed individuals, consultant companies or any consultant services that were employed for the College through another firm or employed directly by the College.

Please provide details in a format suitable to yourselves and indicating which area in the College the consultancy provided work, total hours worked each month and the total cost including hourly rate plus any expenses payable and this is to be shown for 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016 respectively until present date.

You should indicate if the consultant was employed directly or indirectly by the College and all figures must be VAT inclusive.

Should you require further clarification of the information I require please do not hesitate to contact me. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary?

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you

Yours faithfully,

Chloe

Linda Taylor, North East Scotland College

Good afternoon Chloe,

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request which I received today.

Regards,

Linda Taylor
Head of Organisational Services
North East Scotland College,
Aberdeen City Campus,Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BN, Scotland, UK
Fraserburgh Campus, Henderson Road, Fraserburgh, AB43 9GA, Scotland. UK
F Tel: +44 (0)1224 612146/+44 (0)1346 586104
/ Mob: +44 (0)7872 420251
Email: [email address]
Web: www.nescol.ac.uk

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Linda Taylor, North East Scotland College

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Good afternoon Chloe,

In reply to your email of 26 March 2016, received on 29 March 2016 please see below and attached.

The attached spreadsheet shows the cost of consultancy use incurred by the College for the academic years 2013/14 from November 2013, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to the end of March 2016. We have excluded some information as it is commercially sensitive.

Please find our Procurement Policy attached which confirms how we procure services.

We can confirm that the source of funding was College finances.

Regards,

Linda Taylor
Head of Organisational Services
North East Scotland College,
Aberdeen City Campus,Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BN, Scotland, UK
Fraserburgh Campus, Henderson Road, Fraserburgh, AB43 9GA, Scotland. UK
F Tel: +44 (0)1224 612146/+44 (0)1346 586104
/ Mob: +44 (0)7872 420251
Email: [email address]
Web: www.nescol.ac.uk

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