Corporate Procurement Board minutes (May 2013)

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please could you provide minutes of your Corporate Procurement Board for May 2013.

Yours faithfully,

John Brace

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon

 

Thank you for your request below, Wirral Council can confirm the meeting
of the Corporate Procurement Board on the 31 May 2013 was the first
meeting of the Board.  Minutes were not taken and therefore none were
produced.  The Council has no recorded minutes of this meeting to provide
to you.

 

Further information in respect of The Councils Minutes can be found at
this link on The Councils public website
[1]http://www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/cou...

 

Kind regards

Tracy O'Hare

 Information Management

 Transformation and Resources

 Wirral Council

  

 

 This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be
protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to

 use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you
 are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for
 example commercial publication, would require our specific permission,
may  involve licensing and the application of a charge.

 

 

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ScarletPimpernel

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Thank you for your reply stating that there are no minutes of the Corporate Procurement Board for May 2013.

I presume the Board has met since May 2013, therefore please class this as a new freedom of information request for:

(a) agendas of the meeting of the Corporate Procurement Board from its meeting in May 2013 to the present and

and (if available)

(b) minutes, or notes or records of decisions made at meetings of the Corporate Procurement Board from its meeting in May 2013 to the last meeting before this request was made.

(c) the terms of reference of the Corporate Procurement Board

(d) the names and job descriptions of officers (and any others if applicable) that comprise the Corporate Procurement Board

(e) dates and agendas (if available) for any future meetings of the Corporate Procurement Board

Yours sincerely,

John Brace

Corrin, Jane, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr. Brace

Thank you for your request for information shown below and the Council
apologises for the delay in responding to your enquiry.

Please see the number of documents attached which answer your enquiry. 
Some documents have had people’s name redacted and XX placed in the space
where their names or initials would have been. 

 

This redaction has been done to comply with the requirements of The Data
Protection Act 1998 and the Council has relied on the exemption contained
within Section 40 (2) of The Freedom of Information Act 2000 to withhold
this information; more senior staff have had their names or initials left
on the documentation.

 

The Data Protection Act 1998 specifies that Data Controllers must comply
with the 8 Data Protection principles.  The 1^st principle, which is set
out in Schedule 1 of the legislation states that Personal Data may only be
processed where it is fair and lawful to do so and where one of the
conditions set out in Schedule 2 are satisfied.  I do not believe that any
of the conditions are met, in this case. 

 

SCHEDULE 2 - CONDITIONS RELEVANT FOR PURPOSES OF THE FIRST PRINCIPLE:
PROCESSING OF ANY PERSONAL DATA 
1. The data subject has given his consent to the processing.

2. The processing is necessary-
(a) for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is
a party, or
(b) for the taking of steps at the request of the data subject  with a
view to entering into a contract.

3. The processing is necessary for compliance with any legal obligation
to which the data controller is subject, other than an obligation imposed
by contract.

4. The processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests
of the data subject.

5. The processing is necessary-
(a) for the administration of justice,
(b) for the exercise of any functions conferred on any person by or
under any enactment,
(c) for the exercise of any functions of the Crown, a Minister of
the Crown or a government department, or
(d) for the exercise of any other functions of a public nature
exercised in the public interest by any person.

6.  (1) The processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate
interests pursued by the data controller or by the third party or
parties to whom the data are disclosed, except where the processing is
unwarranted  in any particular case by reason of prejudice to the rights
and freedoms  or legitimate interests of the data subject.

 

The Council has had regard to the legal precedent for the non-disclosure
of this type of information, made on 7^th February 2014 by Lord Justice
Moses in the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) in the case of Edem v. The
Information Commissioner & The Financial Services Authority (FSA) (Case
No: C3/2013/0791).   Full details of the ruling can be found at this link
below:

[1]http://www.11kbw.com/app/files/Judgments...

 

 

The Council is therefore taking advice and guidance from this ruling and
refusing to disclose the names or initials of the more junior staff
mentioned in the documents attached.   I believe there is an expectation
from these employees, that their privacy would be upheld.

 

You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000  to ask for an internal review of the refusal to supply
the information requested. Please direct any request for an internal
review to [2][Wirral Borough Council request email].     

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner should
you be dissatisfied with the outcome of any internal review. Contact
details can be found [3]here.

 

Kind regards,

Jane Corrin

Information and Central Services Manager

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council

 

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be
protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to
use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you
are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for
example commercial publication, would require our specific permission, may
involve licensing and the application of a charge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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T Harrison left an annotation ()

"Approximately 70% of all invoices are received without orders, to address this the Council will introduce a No Purchase Order No Pay policy during the next six months"

That sounds like a very good idea!!!!!!!!!