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Rabyah Khan made this Freedom of Information request to Oxford City Council

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Dear Oxford City Council,

Please can you provide information on what contracts the Council has awarded to:

1. private consulting companies
2. NGOs
3. thinktanks

4. for-profit companies

and their value since 1997.

Yours faithfully,

Rabyah Khan

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Rabyah Khan,

Oxford City Council – Reference: 10182

Thank you for your email. Your request was received on 9th June 2021 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt) in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000/ Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recognises the unprecedented challenges all are facing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In particular they understand that resources, whether they are finances or people, may be diverted away from usual compliance or information rights work. Whilst the ICO can’t extend statutory timescales, they will not be penalising public authorities for prioritising other areas or adapting their usual approach during this extraordinary period.

Therefore while the Council will make every effort to comply with the Statutory Requirements you may experience understandable delays when making information rights requests during the pandemic.

Yours sincerely

Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer

Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Rabyah Khan,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 10182
 
Further to the email below, I am writing to let you know that the
Authority requires further information. Section 1. (3) (a) of the FOIA 
provides that
 
“Where a public authority -
 
(a) reasonably requires further information in order to identify and
locate the information requested, and
(b) has informed the applicant of that requirement,
 
the authority is not obliged to comply with subsection (1) unless it is
supplied with that further information.”
 
You have requested information
 
Please can you provide information on what contracts the Council has
awarded to:
 
1. private consulting companies
2. NGOs
3. thinktanks
 
4. for-profit companies
 
and their value since 1997.
 
We do not have the information going back that far and we need you to be
more specific.
 
What you are basically asking for appears to be all contract awarded to
private companies (NGO's are non-governmental organisations) that make a
profit (i.e. not "not for profit organisations / charities etc.)?
 
Are you able to clarify what information it is that you wish to receive
please?
 
Unless you can clarify and narrow your request this is going to take a
significant amount of time even if we suggested the last 3 years.
 
It would be helpful if you could be more specific in describing the
information you require.
 
The 20 working days timeframe for responding to your request will be
paused  from 22^nd June 2021 until the Authority has been supplied with
further information. Should the Council not receive a response to this
email by 5th July 2021, your request will be closed accordingly.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer
 
Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City
Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS |
Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance.
Get tested if you have symptoms.
 
 
 
 

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Dear Kathryn,

Thanks for your email.

Please can you provide information on the following:

- Details on any contracts between Network Rail and Oxford City Council
- The partnership between Network Rail and Oxford City Council
- Minutes and dates of meetings between Oxford City Councillors, officers and Network Rail

Yours sincerely,

Rabyah Khan

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Rabyah Khan,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 10182
 
Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on 9th June 2021 as follows:
 
Please can you provide information on what contracts the Council has
awarded to:
 
- Details on any contracts between Network Rail and Oxford City Council
- The partnership between Network Rail and Oxford City Council
- Minutes and dates of meetings between Oxford City Councillors, officers
and Network Rail
 
We do not have any contracts on our register with Network Rail.
 
If you disagree with any part of the response to your request, you are
entitled to ask the Council for an internal review of the decision(s)
made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either
email – [email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer, Oxford
City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS.  After
the result of the internal review, if you remain dissatisfied, you may ask
the Information Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may do this
by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kathryn Winfield
Information Governance Requests Officer
 
Kathryn Winfield | Information Governance Requests Officer | Oxford City
Council | Law and Governance | St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS |
Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance.
Get tested if you have symptoms.
 
 
 
 

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