Contracts Awarded to G Casserly & Sons?

Cathy Monachello made this Freedom of Information request to Oxford City Council

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Dear Oxford City Council,

My question pertains to Oxford Direct Service, so I am not sure if I should direct my question to Oxford City Council or directly to Oxford Direct Services?

I would be grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, answers to the following questions:

How many contracts has Oxford Direct Services awarded to G Casserly & Sons?

What was the total cost of each contract awarded to G Casserly & Sons?

For each contract awarded to G Casserly & Sons how many other companies submitted tenders for the contract?

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Monachello

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Ms Monachello,

 

Oxford City Council – Reference: 9796

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Your request was received on 18th Jan 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.

 

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SA1.2B | Oxford City Council | St Aldates Chambers | St Aldates | Oxford |
OX1 1DS

 

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Ms Monachello

 

Oxford City Council – Reference: 9796

 

Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on 18^th January 2021 as follows:

 

How many contracts has Oxford Direct Services awarded to G Casserly &
Sons?

 

Oxford Direct Service (ODS) used G Casserley Ltd to carry out small pieces
of work on three separate projects  in 2020.

 

What was the total cost of each contract awarded to G Casserly & Sons?

 

The value of each small piece of work was £1450, £1500 and £3400. The
company has not done any further work for ODS since June 2020.

 

For each contract awarded to G Casserly & Sons how many other companies
submitted tenders for the contract?

 

ODS is able to appoint sub-contractors for low value pieces of work
without out competition.

 

 

Details of all expenditure can be found  on the Council’s website via the
following link:
 [1]https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20157/our...

 

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 – [2][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: [3][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.
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From: freedomofinformation
Sent: 18 January 2021 12:58
To: 'Cathy Monachello' <[4][FOI #718861 email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - 9796 Acknowledgement

 

Dear Ms Monachello,

 

Oxford City Council – Reference: 9796

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Your request was received on 18th Jan 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

 

 

 

Sal Bartlett | Information Governance Administrator| Law & Governance |
SA1.2B | Oxford City Council | St Aldates Chambers | St Aldates | Oxford |
OX1 1DS

 

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 freedomofinformation,

Thank you for your response of 15 February 2021.

Unfortunately you did not answer my question. You only provided information for 2020 and I was looking for information over a longer time frame and will therefore reword my request:

1. How many contracts has Oxford Direct Services awarded to G Casserly & Sons in the last 10 years?

2. What was the total cost of each contract awarded to G Casserly & Sons?

3. For each contract awarded to G Casserly & Sons how many other companies submitted tenders for the contract? Please provide the names of the companies that submitted the unsuccessful bids.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Monachello

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Ms Monachello

Oxford City Council – Reference: 9888

Thank you for your email below. Your request was received on 16th February 2021 and at this stage we are treating your request as a new request rather than an internal review as originally there was no timeframe on your request and you have kindly reworded it. 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

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 Ms Monachello
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 9888
 
Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on 16th  February 2021 as follows:
 
1. How many contracts has Oxford Direct Services awarded to G Casserly &
Sons in the last 10 years?
 
G Casserly and Sons Ltd were set up as a supplier on 9^th July 2019.
 
1 Contract for a small piece of work in 2019
 
4 contracts for  small pieces of work in 2020
 
2. What was the total cost of each contract awarded to G Casserly & Sons?
 
Contract 1.Barton Neighbourhood Centre- payment  for £3,600 on 18^th
September 2019
 
Contract 2- Oxford Museum area of the Town Hall- Payment for £750 on
15/01/2020-this was not part of the main contract (4) below 
 
Contract 3- Oxford Museum area of the Town Hall- payment for £700 on
29/01/2020 - was also placed separately for an additional piece of repair
work on the museum area of the Town Hall and was not part of the main
contract (4) below.
 
Contract 4- Museum of Oxford. There were two payments, one for £1,500 on
25/03/2020  plus £3,400 on 30/06/2020 for stripping out work for the
Museum of Oxford refurbishment. Total contract -£4,900. This was a planned
priced contract.
 
Contract 5-Sandy Lane project payment for £3,600 on 30/11/2020
 
3. For each contract awarded to G Casserly & Sons how many other companies
submitted tenders for the contract? Please provide the names of the
companies that submitted the unsuccessful bids.
 
ODS is able to appoint sub-contractors for low value pieces of work
without competition
 
Please see the attached procurement policy.
 
 
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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