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Cost of preparing Brent LBOC bid

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Dear Brent Borough Council,

1. Please can you tell me the total cost in preparing and submitting the Brent Borough of Culture bid.
2. Additionally, I would also like to see the following expenditure itemised:
- Marketing - online and offline, plus advertising spend.
- Community engagement and consultation activities
- Cost of time for internal staff who helped prepare the bid
- Cost of external consultants or agencies to help prepare, research or write the bid.
3. Please tell me which Council budget each item has come out of.
4. Please also provide the names of consultants or external agencies that were contracted to perform this work. Please also provide each of their fees for this work.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Abderrahmane

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Dear Ms. Abderrahmane
 
Thank you for your request. We will forward it to the relevant department
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Logini Saththiyan,

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Dear Ms. Abderrahmane
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 13 August
2020, as follows:
Dear Brent Borough Council,

1. Please can you tell me the total cost in preparing and submitting the
Brent Borough of Culture bid.
2. Additionally, I would also like to see the following expenditure
itemised:
- Marketing - online and offline, plus advertising spend.
- Community engagement and consultation activities
- Cost of time for internal staff who helped prepare the bid
- Cost of external consultants or agencies to help prepare, research or
write the bid.
3. Please tell me which Council budget each item has come out of.
4. Please also provide the names of consultants or external agencies that
were contracted to perform this work. Please also provide each of their
fees for this work.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 11 September 2020.
 
In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
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Yours sincerely
 
 
Logini Saththiyan
Finance Graduate Trainee
Resources Department
[email address]
 
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Logini Saththiyan,

Information request
Our reference: 15471056

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Dear Ms. Abderrahmane
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request received on 13 August 2020.
 
To provide a response to your request I require further clarification in
relation to question 2. Could I ask you to clarify if the following
sections on marketing expenditure and community engagement and
consultation expenditure are in relation to costs incurred around
preparation/writing of the original bid, similar to the information
requested in parts 3 and 4 of question 2.
 
2. Additionally, I would also like to see the following expenditure
itemised:
- Marketing - online and offline, plus advertising spend.
- Community engagement and consultation activities
 
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whilst we await the further details requested. If these are not received
within 40 working days of this letter the request will be closed.

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 Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Logini Saththiyan
Finance Graduate Trainee
Resources Department
[email address]
 
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Dear Logini Saththiyan,

Thank you for your message.

My initial request was quite clear, but to reiterate, question two was related to the first question. I would like the total cost of preparing the bid (as per question 1) and then I would like the specific costs of the bid broken down and itemised. So of the total cost, how much was spent on a. marketing, b. external consultants and so on.

Could you let me know when I should now anticipate receiving this information?

Yours sincerely,

Ms Abderrahmane

Dear Ms Abderrahmane,
 
Thank you for your response.
 
We aim to get the response to you by the original response deadline, 11
September 2020.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Logini Saththiyan

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Dear Logini Saththiyan,

Thank you for your message.

My initial request was quite clear, but to reiterate, question two was
related to the first question. I would like the total cost of preparing
the bid (as per question 1) and then I would like the specific costs of
the bid broken down and itemised. So of the total cost, how much was spent
on a. marketing, b. external consultants and so on.

Could you let me know when I should now anticipate receiving this
information?

Yours sincerely,

Ms Abderrahmane

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Logini Saththiyan,

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Dear Ms. Abderrahmane
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 13 August 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Logini Saththiyan
Finance Graduate Trainee
Resources Department
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

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