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

nikhil prabhu made this Freedom of Information request to Swansea Council

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Dear Swansea 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

Freedom of Information (Mailbox), Swansea Council

Bydd y manylion rydych wedi'u darparu'n cael eu trosglwyddo i'r adran
neu'r adrannau perthnasol sy'n cadw'r wybodaeth.

Bydd eich cais yn cael ei brosesu o fewn 20 niwrnod gwaith oni bai bod
angen mwy o fanylion oddi wrthych. Os dyma'r achos, byddwn yn cycylltu â
chi drwy'r manylion rydych wedi'u darparu ar y ffurflen hon.

Ni chodir ffi am wneud cais, os na fydd yr wybodaeth yn costio mwy na £450
i'r Awdurdod ei darparu. Os dyma fydd yr achos, byddwch yn cael eich
hysbysu.

 

 

 

The details you have provided will be passed on to the relevant department
or departments that hold the information.

 

Your request will be processed within 20 working days unless we require
more details from you. If this is the case, you will be contacted via the
details you have given on this form.

 

There is no fee for making a request, provided the information does not
cost the council more than £450 to produce. If this is the case you will
be informed.

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Dear Swansea Council,

May I request an update?

Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

Freedom of Information (Mailbox), Swansea Council

Bydd y manylion rydych wedi'u darparu'n cael eu trosglwyddo i'r adran
neu'r adrannau perthnasol sy'n cadw'r wybodaeth.

Bydd eich cais yn cael ei brosesu o fewn 20 niwrnod gwaith oni bai bod
angen mwy o fanylion oddi wrthych. Os dyma'r achos, byddwn yn cycylltu â
chi drwy'r manylion rydych wedi'u darparu ar y ffurflen hon.

Ni chodir ffi am wneud cais, os na fydd yr wybodaeth yn costio mwy na £450
i'r Awdurdod ei darparu. Os dyma fydd yr achos, byddwch yn cael eich
hysbysu.

 

 

 

The details you have provided will be passed on to the relevant department
or departments that hold the information.

 

Your request will be processed within 20 working days unless we require
more details from you. If this is the case, you will be contacted via the
details you have given on this form.

 

There is no fee for making a request, provided the information does not
cost the council more than £450 to produce. If this is the case you will
be informed.

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Freedom of Information (Mailbox), Swansea Council

Good morning,

I have chased this up with FOI officer and ask they update you as soon as possible, however during the current situation with Covid 19 there may be a delay is responding to requests.

Regards

Julie Williams
Swyddog Cwynion
Complaints Officer

C 01792 637290
0 [email address]
J [email address]

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Dear Freedom of Information (Mailbox),

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

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Freedom of Information (Mailbox), Swansea Council

Bydd y manylion rydych wedi'u darparu'n cael eu trosglwyddo i'r adran
neu'r adrannau perthnasol sy'n cadw'r wybodaeth.

Bydd eich cais yn cael ei brosesu o fewn 20 niwrnod gwaith oni bai bod
angen mwy o fanylion oddi wrthych. Os dyma'r achos, byddwn yn cycylltu â
chi drwy'r manylion rydych wedi'u darparu ar y ffurflen hon.

Ni chodir ffi am wneud cais, os na fydd yr wybodaeth yn costio mwy na £450
i'r Awdurdod ei darparu. Os dyma fydd yr achos, byddwch yn cael eich
hysbysu.

 

 

 

The details you have provided will be passed on to the relevant department
or departments that hold the information.

 

Your request will be processed within 20 working days unless we require
more details from you. If this is the case, you will be contacted via the
details you have given on this form.

 

There is no fee for making a request, provided the information does not
cost the council more than £450 to produce. If this is the case you will
be informed.

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Freedom of Information (Mailbox), Swansea Council

Good morning,

Sorry for the delay I will chase this again for you.

Regards

Julie Williams
Swyddog Cwynion
Complaints Officer

C 01792 637290
0 [email address]
J [email address]

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Dear Freedom of Information (Mailbox),

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

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Freedom of Information (Mailbox), Swansea Council

Bydd y manylion rydych wedi'u darparu'n cael eu trosglwyddo i'r adran
neu'r adrannau perthnasol sy'n cadw'r wybodaeth.

Bydd eich cais yn cael ei brosesu o fewn 20 niwrnod gwaith oni bai bod
angen mwy o fanylion oddi wrthych. Os dyma'r achos, byddwn yn cycylltu â
chi drwy'r manylion rydych wedi'u darparu ar y ffurflen hon.

Ni chodir ffi am wneud cais, os na fydd yr wybodaeth yn costio mwy na £450
i'r Awdurdod ei darparu. Os dyma fydd yr achos, byddwch yn cael eich
hysbysu.

 

 

 

The details you have provided will be passed on to the relevant department
or departments that hold the information.

 

Your request will be processed within 20 working days unless we require
more details from you. If this is the case, you will be contacted via the
details you have given on this form.

 

There is no fee for making a request, provided the information does not
cost the council more than £450 to produce. If this is the case you will
be informed.

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Freedom of Information (Mailbox), Swansea Council

Good afternoon,

Sincere apologies that you have still not received your response, I have chased this again for you today and asked that the FOI officer advise you of an approx. response date or to send the response.

Regards

Julie Williams
Swyddog Cwynion
Complaints Officer

C 01792 637290
0 [email address]
J [email address]

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Nia John, Swansea Council

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Dear Mr Prabhu,

 

We apologise for the delay in responding to your FOI request but recent
events have meant that we have had to prioritise work. We are working on
your request and will do our best to complete as soon as possible. We are
aiming to complete by the middle of next week, however as you can
appreciate we have to ensure that PPE purchases, Business Grants and Free
School Meal payments are dealt with first due to the current COVID19
situation and we thank you for your patience.

 

Regards

 

 

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| |Arweinydd Tim Cyfrifon Taladwy a Phrynu |
| |AP & Purchasing Team leader |
| |01792 636884 |
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Croesewir gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg a byddwn yn ymdrin â gohebiaeth Gymraeg
a Saesneg i'r un safonau ac amserlenni.
We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English
correspondence to the same standards and timescales.

 

 

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Dear Nia John,

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

Nia John, Swansea Council

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Dear Mr Prabhu,

We apologise for the delay in responding but Covid-19 meant that we have had to prioritise work. We have completed the attached report however our system is currently unable to categorise 1065 records. A call has been recorded with our IT team but due to Covid-19 demands it has been given a low priority. We will forward a full report when the IT call has been resolved.

Regards
Nia John

Arweinydd Tim Cyfrifon Taladwy a Phrynu
AP & Purchasing Team leader
01792 636884
[email address]
[email address]

Croesewir gohebiaeth yn y Gymraeg a byddwn yn ymdrin â gohebiaeth Gymraeg a Saesneg i'r un safonau ac amserlenni.
We welcome correspondence in Welsh and will deal with Welsh and English correspondence to the same standards and timescales.

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Dear Nia John,

Thank you so much Ms. John, however, I do not completely understand your statement "our system is currently unable to categorise 1065 records." Are you implying these records have been left out from this dataset?
PS: Because, under Procurement Category=NA, there exist only 125 records

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

Neil Payne, Swansea Council

Hi Nikhil,
Thank you for being so understanding with the delay in response.

There are a total of 1183 records that haven’t been categorised, non-categorised spend has a "#N/A" or "NOT CATEGORISED" category. This is broken down as follows

#N/A - 123 records
Not categorised - 1065 records

My apologises for the oversight.

Please contact me if you have any further queries.
Thanks

Neil Payne
Rheolwr Cyfrifon Taladwy a Phrynu
Accounts Payable & Purchasing Manager

[email address]

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Dear Neil Payne,

Ah, OK! In that case, please withdraw your call with your IT team. As long as the data is whole (Supplier Name, Date, Amount) - that is sufficient for us. I shall go ahead now & close out this request as "successful".

Thank you for clearing it up so quickly - We appreciate it!

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu