Contract information for A105 cycle lane construction.

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Dear Enfield Council,

Please may I see the following information in connection with cycle lane construction on the A105 in your borough.

1. Unpriced details of the design contract with Jacobs. This will include a full schedule of work carried out under the design contract plus information on the form of payment for
these design services e.g. is the design fee fixed or calculated as a percentage of the cost of works? If the latter, I will also want to know whether this cost of works is a
pre-contract estimate or is it the final cost of the works? What was your required programme, if any, for carrying out the design works?

2. Complete unpriced call off documentation for the construction works with Ringway Jacobs, including full call off description by all parties to the contract. I also request
clarification on the type of contract that is formed by this call off. Is it a priced contract, a target contract or a cost-reimbursable form of contract and is it with or
without Bills of Quantities? If it is with quantities may I see an unpriced BOQ? If there are programme requirements may I also see these? If Ringway Jacobs has issued a letter of
acceptance to this call off, may I see a redacted copy?

3. What is the estimated cost of this call off or is there a projected call off total sum? Who prepared it and when? Is this cost estimate updated regularly? If so, may I have
details? Is there any contingency in the cost estimate or call off total sum?

Yours faithfully,

Peter Johns

complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

Thank you for your email.

We will respond as soon as possible.

Regards,

Complaints and Access to Information Team,
Enfield Council.

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Dear Enfield Council,
I am extremely disappointed that you appear to completely ignored my FOI request. You have not acknowledged receipt of this request and neither you have you requested more time to respond.
I find your behaviour inexcusable.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Johns

Dear Enfield Council,

Your email to me dated 04/07/2017 15:59 admits to there being a Bill of Quantities existing within the LoHAC documentation but it is not within the documentation supplied to me under this FOI. May I please therefore have a copy, albeit late, including cover details of who prepared this document and when?
Moreover you stated in your response to my FOI that you was awaiting much of the information to be finalised even though at the time of your reply work on site was into the twelth month of what your council cabinet minuted as being a six month contract. Is it finalised yet because I still want to see it?

Yours faithfully,

Peter Johns

complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

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Dear Mr Johns,

I understand that my manager, Nicholas Foster wrote to you regarding these issues as part of an internal review of a Freedom of Information request.

I have made him aware of your recent email below.

Kind regards,

Daniel Ellis
Complaints & Access to Information Officer
Complaints & Access to Information Team

Phone: 020 8379 2808
Email: [email address]
Website: www.enfield.gov.uk

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Dear complaintsandinformation,

Your reply merely seeks to complicate matters.
My original FOI request remains unanswered. Looking into the matter yet again is not an answer.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Johns

Dear complaintsandinformation,
The internal review system does not seem to be working as I still do not have the information that I requested.
I conclude that requesting another internal review will only give LBE the excuse to delay releasing the information that I requested further.
I do however have two other FOI requests due by the 13th and I will decide on the appropriate next step based on the outcome of those requests.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Johns

complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

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Dear Mr Johns

The Council's target time for responding to internal reviews is 20 working days.

Regards

Complaints and Access to Information Manager
Complaints and Access to Information Team
Finance, Resources and Customer Services
Enfield Council
PO Box 50,
Civic Centre,
Silver Street, Enfield
EN1 3XA

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Dear complaintsandinformation,

On 19th May 2017, Stuart Miller the cycleenfield Community Relations Officer responded to me directly by email and not through the WhatDoTheyKnow website it said...

FW: CRM FOI 2095 Freedom of Information request - Contract information for A105 cycle lane construction. [SEC=OFFICIAL]

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Dear Mr Johns,

Thank you for your email of 10 March 2017 containing a Freedom of Information Request to which I have been asked to respond.

1. Unpriced details of the design contract with Jacobs. This will include a full schedule of work carried out under the design contract plus information on the form of payment for these design services e.g. is the design fee fixed or calculated as a percentage of the cost of works? If the latter, I will also want to know whether this cost of works is a pre-contract estimate or is it the final cost of the works? What was your required programme, if any, for carrying out the design works?

The documents requested are owned by a third party (TfL) and are not London Borough of Enfield documents to release. Any request should be made direct to them.
For further details see link below.
https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/about-tfl/w...

2. Complete unpriced call off documentation for the construction works with Ringway Jacobs, including full call off description by all parties to the contract. I also request clarification on the type of contract that is formed by this call off. Is it a priced contract, a target contract or a cost-reimbursable form of contract and is it with or without Bills of Quantities? If it is with quantities may I see an unpriced BOQ? If there are programme requirements may I also see these? If Ringway Jacobs has issued a letter of acceptance to this call off, may I see a redacted copy?

We are waiting for this information to be finalised and as soon as we have received it we will forward it to you as appropriate.

3. What is the estimated cost of this call off or is there a projected call off total sum? Who prepared it and when? Is this cost estimate updated regularly? If so, may I have details? Is there any contingency in the cost estimate or call off total sum?

Please note that the order for the A105 is part of the overall LoHAC contract and as such the responses below relate to that.

In order of the questions raised,
1)As per the OJEU notice, which is in the order of £2.6B
2)TfL in 2003.
3)Annual adjustments are made by TfL in accordance with the Highways Term Maintenance Indices (HTMI).
4)This will be held by TfL
5)These are made per projects when the call of contract is used.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:

Complaints and Access to Information Team
Email – [email address]

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Stuart Miller | Cycle Enfield Community Relations Officer | 020 8379 4758 | [email address]| Planning, Highways and Transportation | Environment Department | Enfield Council.

Why was the response not made through the website? You can also see that the information that I requested was not supplied for various unknown reasons. Why in these circumstances is a duplicate request now being
refused? Th
This information was not supplied in the first place and is therefore still outstanding or, if answers were given, they are not directly related to the requested call off for the A105 Cycle Lane project.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Johns

complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

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Dear Mr Johns

 

Thank you for your email where you requested information about
construction work.

 

Request

Please may I see complete unpriced call off documentation for the
construction works with Ringway Jacobs, including full call off
description by all parties to the contract. I also request clarification
on the type of contract that is formed by this call off. Is it a priced
contract, a target contract or a cost-reimbursable form of contract and is
it with or  without Bills of Quantities? If it is with quantities may I
see an unpriced BOQ? If there are programme requirements may I also see
these? If Ringway Jacobs has issued a letter of acceptance to this call
off, may I see a redacted copy?

 

This information was first requested on 5th April 2017 and the response of
19th May 2017 claimed that this information was awaiting finalisation.

 

Response

Please find attached the response that was sent to you in June 2017.

We consider the above request to be a repeat request and it is therefore
exempt under section 14(2) of the Freedom of Information Act.  This
section states:

 

Where a public authority has previously complied with a request for
information which was made by any person, it is not obliged to comply with
a subsequent identical or substantially similar request from that person
unless a reasonable interval has elapsed between compliance with the
previous request and the making of the current request.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

 

Complaints and Access to Information Team

Email – [1][Enfield Council request email]

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

 

Kind Regards

Theresa Willard

Complaints and Access to Information Coordinator- Gateway Services

Finance, Resources and Customer Services

Enfield Council

Thomas Hardy House

39 London Road

Enfield

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