Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers from Jan to June 2020

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Dear Dundee City Council,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from 1st Jan 2020 to 30th June 2020. As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

If it would help, I am specifically looking for payments to suppliers who provide a service in Health and Social Care. This would include all suppliers falling under the following 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 the categories 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 for suppliers from Jan to June 2020 - preferably in CSV format. For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

DCC FOISA System, Dundee City Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.

I acknowledge receipt and your request which has now been registered under
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Please quote Reference 20200818002 in any correspondence.

Best Regards.

Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council
21 City Square
Dundee DD1 3BY
Email: [1][Dundee City Council request email]

[2]www.dundeecity.gov.uk/foisa

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DCC FOISA System, Dundee City Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thankyou for your information request reference: 20200818002
Please find response Document(s) attached to this email.

Relevant contact details are provided in the response document(s).
Best Regards.

Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council
21 City Square
Dundee DD1 3BY
Email: [1][Dundee City Council request email]

[2]www.dundeecity.gov.uk/foisa

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Dear DCC FOISA System,

Is Adults/Elderly Social care data missing from your sheet? We ask, because for the same period last year, the spend on that was £67m (& children's ~£8m); whereas the total spend on your sheet is only ~£7m. Hence, we feel only Children's data has been included in the data sent.

Request you to please check & revert.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

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Dear DCC FOISA,

Is Adults/Elderly Social care data missing from your sheet? We ask, because for the same period last year, the spend on that was £67m (& children's ~£8m); whereas the total spend on your sheet is only ~£7m. Hence, we feel only Children's data has been included in the data sent.

Request you to please check & revert.

Thank you,
Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

foi, Dundee City Council

20200818002/1/1 Prabhu
Dear  Sir
I acknowledge your email and shall look into your query.
regards
Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council

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From: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #685461 email]>
Sent: 21 September 2020 05:19
To: foi <[Dundee City Council request email]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Council Expenditure or
Payment to Suppliers from Jan to June 2020
 
Dear DCC FOISA,

Is Adults/Elderly Social care data missing from your sheet? We ask,
because for the same period last year, the spend on that was £67m (&
children's ~£8m); whereas the total spend on your sheet is only ~£7m.
Hence, we feel only Children's data has been included in the data sent.

Request you to please check & revert.

Thank you,

Yours sincerely,

nikhil prabhu

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foi, Dundee City Council

Dear Sir
In regards to your email please see the information as follows and i
apologise for omitting this previously.
Section 12(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 provides
that Scottish public authorities are not obliged to comply with a request
for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying with
the request would exceed such amount as may be prescribed in regulations
made by the Scottish Ministers. The prescribed amount is currently £600.
  It is estimated that the cost of complying with this request would
exceed £600.  It would take well beyond the FOI threshold (timewise) to
split d & e as they are accounted together on the DCC ledger.

Section 38(1)(b) and (2)(a)(i) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002 provides that information is exempt and does not have to be
disclosed if it constitutes the personal data of a third party.  The
information you have requested constitutes the personal data of a third
party. Personal details have been redacted and all amounts under £500 have
been removed.

For these reasons I refuse these parts of your request.  
The information which we can provide is as follows: 

    Total 
b)  Adult Residential / Nursing 3,213,611.74
c)  Elderley Residential / Nursing  15,288,414.45
d) & e) Domicilary / Supported Living  9,949,166.25
f) Care At Home  6,012,699.22
g)  Homelessness  909,324.24

regards
Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council

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From: foi <[Dundee City Council request email]>
Sent: 21 September 2020 07:45
To: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #685461 email]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Council Expenditure or
Payment to Suppliers from Jan to June 2020
 
20200818002/1/1 Prabhu
Dear  Sir
I acknowledge your email and shall look into your query.
regards
Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council

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From: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #685461 email]>
Sent: 21 September 2020 05:19
To: foi <[Dundee City Council request email]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Council Expenditure or
Payment to Suppliers from Jan to June 2020
 
Dear DCC FOISA,

Is Adults/Elderly Social care data missing from your sheet? We ask,
because for the same period last year, the spend on that was £67m (&
children's ~£8m); whereas the total spend on your sheet is only ~£7m.
Hence, we feel only Children's data has been included in the data sent.

Request you to please check & revert.

Thank you,

Yours sincerely,

nikhil prabhu

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Dear foi,

I would like to appeal against the council’s decision to refuse information under section 12 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to respond to my request (Excessive cost of compliance). 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 £600.

All councils now have a sophisticated accounting system which enables information to be downloaded using the in-built software. This software should have filters to enable data without compromising any sensitive information. As an accountant myself I use this facility extensively.

We feel the cost in downloading and assessing the data should not exceed £600, as much of the work would be done by the machine itself. We therefore would like to appeal against the council’s refusal to provide information as they feel the cost will exceed the threshold.

This information should be made available to the public as public funds are involved. The public have a right to know where and to whom the spend arises. Not providing this information is detrimental to the cause and against the rules of the FOI Act. We feel by withholding and not providing this information, the Council are not fulfilling their statutory obligations under the FOIA.

All Councils in England, Scotland & Wales and Northern Ireland now provide this information on request (We can supply examples). We feel Dundee City should comply as have every other council done. Those that have redacted have un-redacted the transactions upon request, where they do not involve the names of private individuals or personal sensitive information as under Section 38(1)(b) and (2)(a)(i) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

foi, Dundee City Council

Dear Sir
I acknowledge receipt of your email.
regards
Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council

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From: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #685461 email]>
Sent: 23 September 2020 06:21
To: foi <[Dundee City Council request email]>
Subject: Re: Fw: Freedom of Information request - Council Expenditure or
Payment to Suppliers from Jan to June 2020
 
Dear foi,

I would like to appeal against the council’s decision to refuse
information under section 12 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to
respond to my request (Excessive cost of compliance). 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 £600.

All councils now have a sophisticated accounting system which enables
information to be downloaded using the in-built software. This software
should have filters to enable data without compromising any sensitive
information. As an accountant myself I use this facility extensively.

We feel the cost in downloading and assessing the data should not exceed
£600, as much of the work would be done by the machine itself. We
therefore would like to appeal against the council’s refusal to provide
information as they feel the cost will exceed the threshold.

This information should be made available to the public as public funds
are involved. The public have a right to know where and to whom the spend
arises. Not providing this information is detrimental to the cause and
against the rules of the FOI Act. We feel by withholding and not providing
this information, the Council are not fulfilling their statutory
obligations under the FOIA.

All Councils in England, Scotland & Wales and Northern Ireland now provide
this information on request (We can supply examples). We feel Dundee City
should comply as have every other council done. Those that have redacted
have un-redacted the transactions upon request, where they do not involve
the names of private individuals or personal sensitive information as
under Section 38(1)(b) and (2)(a)(i) of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

Nikhil Prabhu

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foi, Dundee City Council

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Dear Sir
It has been brought to my attention that the information attached was not
sent out with our original response.
Please accept my apologies.
The cost exemption to applied to costs less that £50o.
regards
Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council
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Dear foi,

Thank you for your response. We noticed that Supplier names are missing for 340 Care at Home Providers records, an amount totaling 344,554. May we request you to please provide those names?

Yours sincerely,
nikhil prabhu

foi, Dundee City Council

Dear Sir
I acknowledge receipt of your email.
regards
Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council

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From: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #685461 email]>
Sent: 12 October 2020 06:22
To: foi <[Dundee City Council request email]>
Subject: Re: Fw: UPDATE INFO - FOISA NEW Request (20200818002-1-1 Prabhu)
- (AJ 26/08)
 
Dear foi,

Thank you for your response. We noticed that Supplier names are missing
for 340 Care at Home Providers records, an amount totaling 344,554. May we
request you to please provide those names?

Yours sincerely,

nikhil prabhu

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foi, Dundee City Council

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Please see the information attached. I apologise for this being omitted
earlier
regards
Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council

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From: nikhil prabhu <[FOI #685461 email]>
Sent: 12 October 2020 06:22
To: foi <[Dundee City Council request email]>
Subject: Re: Fw: UPDATE INFO - FOISA NEW Request (20200818002-1-1 Prabhu)
- (AJ 26/08)
 
Dear foi,

Thank you for your response. We noticed that Supplier names are missing
for 340 Care at Home Providers records, an amount totaling 344,554. May we
request you to please provide those names?

Yours sincerely,

nikhil prabhu

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Dear foi,

Could we request you to please provide above sheet in Excel format as before?
This file has over 6000 pages and is not rendering properly.

Thank you,
nikhil prabhu

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Dear Sir
Please see the information as requested.
regards
Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council

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Thank you dear FOI team

sincerely,
nikhil prabhu