Contracting for Goods and Services

phil spring made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Please supply me with the following statistics for your Council for Goods and Services procurement where 'goods' are tangible products such as pens or computers, generally known as supplies; 'works' are "the construction or demolition of buildings, both residential and non-residential, repair to the fabric of these buildings, construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, and the installation of gas, electric, and plumbing services" and 'services' are the provision of an intangible product such as care or refuse collection, whether it is carried out internally or externally. The following payments should be EXCLUDED: foster carer payments; payments to pension funds; payments to other local authorities for placement of clients or other non-commercial activities; payments to individuals for expenses, insurance settlements, council tax refunds, etc; Benefits payments and transfer payments.

The figures should cover (unless stated) the period 1st April 2015 to the 31st March 2016.
1. Council’s net revenue budget.
2. Total value of Goods and Services acquired by the council from third party suppliers.
3. The total value of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2016.
4. Cost of procurement management (Total cost of procurement function (staff salaries, on-costs, share of central recharges, dedicated system costs, contracted third party support costs) for a given period).
5. The total number of contract managers named on the council contract register as at 31 March 2016.
6. The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2016.
7. The total value of Goods and Services spent with suppliers whose head office/business address is in the area of the council.
8. The % saving (comparing the new contracted price to the old contracted price) in the top 5 valued (Total anticipated spend over the life of the contract) contracted procurements undertaken by the council awarded during the period 1st April 2015 to the 31st March 2016. (Only details of savings from procurements conducted by the Council itself should be included unless the procurement was for a Framework agreement for the Council itself or for use by other Public Sector Bodies in which case the saving achieved can be included.)
9. The number of suppliers the spend with which adds up to 80% of the total spend with Third Parties.
10. The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2016 with formalised and active contract management (Formalised contract management is viewed as regular, recorded and communicated processes for reviewing progress, issues, performance, outputs and outcomes including remedial action linked to contract terms by a responsible individual or individuals or teams that is active).
11. The total number of contracted suppliers to the council as at the 31st March 2016 with partnership arrangements (A Partnership is defined as where the council and an identified supplier develop a close and long-term relationship governed by an agreement where the two share mutual objectives and where there are shared success objectives and adopt a high level of purposeful cooperation to maintain a trading relationship over time).
12. The total number of suppliers (contracted or not) that received a payment for Goods or services.

Yours faithfully,

phil spring

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Information request
Our reference: 1643037

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Barking and Dagenham Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Contracting for Goods and Services'.

I am still awaiting a substantive response.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

phil spring

Dear London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,
On 26 August, I wrote:
I am writing to request an internal review of Barking and Dagenham Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Contracting for Goods and Services'.
I am still awaiting a substantive response.

Yours sincerely,

phil spring

Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Barking and Dagenham Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Contracting for Goods and Services'.

On 26 August, I wrote:
I am writing to request an internal review of Barking and Dagenham Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Contracting for Goods and Services'.

I reminded you on 4 October.

I am still awaiting a substantive response.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

phil spring

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

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Dear All

Thank you for your request and please except our apologies as we are just
waiting for one more piece of information to finalise the response.

Regards

Freedom of Information Team

Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Barking and Dagenham Borough
Council's handling of my FOI request 'Contracting for Goods and Services'.

On 26 August, I wrote:
I am writing to request an internal review of Barking and Dagenham Borough
Council's handling of my FOI request 'Contracting for Goods and Services'.

I reminded you on 4 October.

I am still awaiting a substantive response.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

phil spring

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Sent a follow up to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council again.

Doug Paulley left an annotation ()

The Council contacted us to say:

"We have a record that you send us some email correspondence recently, unfortunately due to a major technical outage (which has now been resolved), any message you sent to: [email address] has not been retained by our email system for the period covering Sunday 24th to Thursday 27th October. We would be grateful if you could resend any correspondence you sent to us for this period."

I've therefore re-sent one of the communications in this thread.
--
Doug - volunteer, WhatDoTheyKnow.

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Dear Phil Spring

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
 is shown below.

1.   Council’s net revenue budget –

              151.444m

2.  Total value of Goods and Services acquired by the council from third
party
     suppliers –

            252.174m

3.  The total value of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March
2016. The
     Value on the CRS as of 31 March 2016  -

              £789,611,955

4.  Cost of procurement management (Total cost of procurement function
(staff
     salaries, on-costs, share of central recharges, dedicated system
costs,      
     contracted third party support costs) for a given period) –

We can confirm that the council do hold this information but we will not
be providing you with the information as it is exempt from disclosure. In
this instance we believe that the release of this information would
contravene the first data protection principle and therefore we are
engaging section 40 (2) of the FOI Act.

5.  The total number of contract managers named on the council contract
register
      as at 31 March 2016 -  

              43

6.  The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March
2016 -  
     
           101

7.  The total value of Goods and Services spent with suppliers whose head
      office/business address is in the area of the council. 

         Information Not Held

8.   The % saving (comparing the new contracted price to the old
contracted price) in the top 5 valued (Total anticipated spend over the
life of the contract) contracted procurements undertaken by the council
awarded during the period 1st April 2015 to the 31st March 2016. (Only
details of savings from      procurements conducted by the Council itself
should be included unless the procurement was for a Framework agreement
for the Council itself or for use by other Public Sector Bodies in which
case the saving achieved can be included.) –

        N/A

9.  The number of suppliers the spend with which adds up to 80% of the
total spend with Third Parties –

        this information is found on the LBBD public website - the link
is:
- [1]https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/business/tenders...

10.  The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st
March 2016 with formalised and active contract management (Formalised
contract management is viewed as regular, recorded and communicated
processes for reviewing progress, issues, performance, outputs and
outcomes including remedial action linked to contract terms by a
responsible individual or individuals or teams that is active) -  

            Information Not Held

11.  The total number of contracted suppliers to the council as at the
31st March 2016 with partnership arrangements (A Partnership is defined as
where the council and an identified supplier develop a close and long-term
relationship governed by an agreement where the two share mutual
objectives and   where there are shared success objectives and adopt a
high level of purposeful cooperation to maintain a trading relationship
over time) –

           N/A

12.  The total number of suppliers (contracted or not) that received a
payment for Goods or services -  

this information is found on the LBBD public website - the link is:
 [2]https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/business/tenders...

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

If you need any more information, or if we can be of any further help,
please contact us.

If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been dealt with,
you can request a review within 40 days of our response to you,  by
e-mailing [3][Barking and Dagenham Borough Council request email], or in writing to the FOI Team, Room 105,
Barking Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7LU .  

If you are still not satisfied following the internal review, you can
complain to the Information Commissioner, details of which can be found
at: [4]https://www.ico.org.uk/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

The FoI Team

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