Contract Renewal

Simon Lowe made this Freedom of Information request to Blackpool Borough Council

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The request was successful.

Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

Please could you tell me when your contract with Evolve to supply educationial visit software is up for consideration?

Yours faithfully,

Simon Lowe

Customer First, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Mr Lowe

Thank you for your e-mail which has been forwarded to our corporate
applications support service who will deal with your request in due

Regards Mike
Customer Services Specialist

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Dear Customer First,

I refer to my Freedom of Information request regarding the remnewal date for Blackpool Borough Council's contracts with Edufocus Ltd for Evolve.

By law, the authority should normally have responded promptly and by 22 March 2013. I look forward to receiving a response immediately.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Lowe

Debbie Topping, Blackpool Borough Council

Date: 13/6/13

Mr Lowe

Via email to:

[1][FOI #150900 email]

        Our Ref: 13/136/SL/DT/F20

Your Ref: 00000

Direct Line: 01253 478980

Email: [email address].uk 
Dear Mr Lowe


In accordance with s.50 of the Act, I have considered your request for
internal review and complaint against the lack of response to your
information request. 

My decision is that your complaint is successful and the complaint is
upheld.  I have explained my reason for this decision next.

I have investigated why you did not receive a response to your
request or complaint within the legislated timescale.  Unfortunately,
whilst your request was logged on our FOI system, it was not passed
to the correct department for response.  This was an oversight on our
part and is not in line with our process or the standards that we
strive to achieve and I apologise on behalf of the council.  We are
currently undergoing a full review of our processes and undertaking
refresher training with staff and locally trained officers in each
department to address issues such as this.

I have now obtained the information requested is shown next.

You asked: “Please could you tell me when your contract with Evolve
to supply educational visit software is up for consideration?”

I am informed that we do have a contract with Edufocus Limited for
the EVOLVE system.  The contract is in the process of being renewed
and will be in place from 01/07/2013.

If you are not happy with the outcome of the review, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office for a decision. 
You can contact the Information Commissioner at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
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If you have any queries about this letter you can contact me, or write to:
FOI, Town Hall, Blackpool, FY1 1NA, or email us at
[3][Blackpool Borough Council request email].  Please remember to quote your
reference number when you contact us.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Debbie Topping MBA (Open)
ICT Manager/Consultant

Information Governance Team

ICT Services | Organisation, Property and Information Technology
Directorate | Blackpool Council |Blackpool Football Club | Seasider's Way
| Blackpool | FY1 6JY

T: 01253 478980 / 07717 225285
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