Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers from JUL 2019 to DEC 2019

nikhil prabhu made this Freedom of Information request to Conwy County Borough Council

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Dear Conwy County Borough Council,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from JUL 2019 to DEC 2019. Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably CSV). As a minimum, please be sure to include the date, value, recipient and the procurement category of each transaction.

For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

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dan delerau Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 cewch ymateb o fewn ugain
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under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will receive a
response within twenty working days.

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GACDRG / CFSFOI, Conwy County Borough Council

Good morning,

Thank you for your email received 17th February, where you requested information relating to payments to suppliers.

It is confirmed that the council holds information that falls within the description specified in your request. However, it is estimated that it will take more than the appropriate limit to consider your request. The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 requires Local Authorities in England to publish information on expenditure over £500 on their websites, however this is not a requirement for Wales. Obtaining the total and excluding personal data and commercially sensitive information would take longer than the 18 hour period.

The appropriate limit is specified in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 which for local government is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 18 working hours in determining whether the service holds the information, together with locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

Consequently, CCBC is not obliged under section 12 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to respond to your request as it stands and please accept this correspondence as a refusal notice under S17

You may wish to consider refining your request by narrowing its scope by being more specific about what information you particularly wish to obtain, including any dates or period of time relevant to the information required.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be sent to this address.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales, 2nd Floor, Churchill House, Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HH.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Williams,

Gwasanaethau Ariannol Corfforaethol/Corporate Financial Services
Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost/E-Mail: [email address]
Gwê / Web : www.conwy.gov.uk

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Dear GACDRG / CFSFOI,

Thank you for your response.

Per your suggestion, I would like to narrow my scope by being more specific about the information I particularly wish to obtain. If it would help, I am specifically looking for payments to suppliers who
ONLY provide a service in Health and Social Care for the period JUL 2019 to DEC 2019'. This would include all suppliers falling under the categories :-

1. Payments to suppliers who provide fostering and adoption services to the Council
2. Payments to suppliers who provide care services to the council. This would
include suppliers who provide care under each of below -
a. Children's Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
b. Adult Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
c. Elderly Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
d. Domiciliary Care Home Providers
e. Supported Living Care Home Providers
f. Care at Home Providers
g. Providers who carry out Homeless Services
3. Payments to suppliers who provide Special Education Services

In particular I am looking for itemized transactions (i.e., at the daily level) for suppliers - preferably in CSV format. I sincerely hope the Council may now accommodate my request.

Thank You,
Yours Faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

Dear GACDRG / CFSFOI,

I would just like to check back with you periodically to see if you may have an update for me.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

GACDRG / CFSFOI, Conwy County Borough Council

Good morning,

Thank you for your enquiry.

In light of the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic please be aware that we will continue to make every effort to comply with any relevant timescales that might apply to your enquiry, however the safety and security of the public remains the primary concern and it is with this in mind please be aware that some slippage might occur with regards to the timely provision of any response.

This will be kept to a minimum wherever possible and the Council will review its position in line with directions from Government and Public Health organisations as and when required.

Thanking you in advance for your understanding and patience.

Graham Williams,
Gwasanaethau Ariannol Corfforaethol/Corporate Financial Services
Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information
Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost/E-Mail: [email address]
Gwê / Web : www.conwy.gov.uk

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Dear GACDRG / CFSFOI,

May I request an update at this point?
Of course being cognizant of the current situation.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Dear GACDRG / CFSFOI,

It behooves me to check back with you periodically regarding the status of my request, since it has been pending for an extremely long period of time.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Derek O'Connor, Conwy County Borough Council

Good afternoon

Thank you for your email below. I regret to advise that resources continue to be targeted at the more business critical activities of the Council at this time.

Be assured that your request is still in hand and will be responded to in due course.

I apologise for any inconvenience.

Yours sincerely

Derek O'Connor
Rheolwr Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth / Information Governance Manager
Cyngor Bwrdeistef Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [email address]

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Dear Derek O'Connor,

May I check-in again for an update?
Just to note all other devolved entities have managed to respond to my similar request, barring 4 whom I was forced to escalate with the Regulator, albeit after significant delays.

Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

Derek O'Connor, Conwy County Borough Council

Ny fyddaf yn y swyddfa ta 23/7/2020, a dylid anfon unrhyw geisiadau a/neu
ymholiadau hyddid Gwybodaeth, na allant aros nes y byddaf yn ol, at gyfrif
e-bost cyffredinol yr Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth sef
[email address]

I will be away from the office until the 23/7/2020, any FOI requests
and/or enquiries that cannot wait for my return should be sent to the
generic Information Governance Unit email account which is
[Conwy Council request email]

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Dear Conwy County Borough Council/Mr O'Connor,

May I now request an update please? Sufficient time has been provided given the extenuated circumstances.

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

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Dear Conwy County Borough Council,

May I request an update now, is has been more than a month?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

Diolch am eich neges e-bost. Os ydych yn gofyn am fynediad at wybodaeth
dan delerau Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 cewch ymateb o fewn ugain
niwrnod gwaith.

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under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will receive a
response within twenty working days.

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Dear Conwy County Borough Council,

I would need to approach the Information Commissioner if I do not get a response from you this week.
The wait time is unreasonable.

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

Diolch am eich neges e-bost. Os ydych yn gofyn am fynediad at wybodaeth
dan delerau Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000 cewch ymateb o fewn ugain
niwrnod gwaith.

Thank you for your email. If you are requesting access to information
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you will receive a
response within twenty working days.

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Derek O'Connor, Conwy County Borough Council

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RESPONSE 1014-19 AL1 amended - ICO Case Reference - IC-74162-R7X1

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Please find attached. Please note that any personal identifying
information has been removed.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be sent to this address.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you may
appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales, 2nd Floor,
Churchill House, Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HH.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Derek O'Connor

Rheolwr Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth / Information Governance Manager

Cyngor Bwrdeistef Sirol CONWY County Borough Council
E-Bost / E-Mail: [1][email address]

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Thank you Derek O'Connor,

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu