Council Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers from July to December 2020

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all transactions over £500 from 1st July 2020 to 31st December 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 & any additional descriptors.

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 July to December 2020 - preferably in CSV format. For avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response in ~20 working days.

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Prabhu

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear nikhil prabhu

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the terms of your request as detailed below.  We've automatically assigned
this request an reference of 2021020827000295.  Please use this reference
number in all correspondence with us (Tip: replying to this email, so that
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Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 ( the EIRs ) and guidance issued
by the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner.  A response to
your request for information will be issued promptly and in any event
within 20 working days following receipt of the request.

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Le durachd,
Freedom of Information Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BQ
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Tel: 01851 822721 (Extension 211 599)

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Dear Mr Prabhu

Re: help desk request (ticket ref [1]2021020827000295)

Thank you for your recent request submitted under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please see the information requested
attached. 
Please note some of the information was redacted (personal names). The
reason being is that an individual could be identified from the documents;
therefore the information is exempt from disclosure under section 38(1)(b)
of Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BW
Email: [Comhairle nan Eilean Siar request email]
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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for all
transactions over £500 from 1st July 2020 to 31st December 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 & any additional descriptors.

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
July to
December 2020 - preferably in CSV format. For avoidance of doubt, I am
making this
request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response in ~20
working
days.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

Nikhil Prabhu

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Dear CNES FOI Team,

Thank you for your response. However on examining the data we find some anomalies as compared to the preceding 6-month period.

For example:
1) For the period Jan-Jun 2020 you had provided a data sheet with >3000 records whilst this dataset contains only 450
2) The total spend for Jan-Jun 2020 was ~£21 million, whereas for this timeperiod it is ~£4 million

Hence, we feel something may be amiss. Kindly request you to check your databases again or to please provide a reasonable explanation for this discrepancy.

Yours sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

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[Ticket number 2021020827000295]

Dear CNES FOI Team,

Thank you for your response. However on examining the data we find some anomalies as compared to the preceding 6-month period.

For example:
1) For the period Jan-Jun 2020 you had provided a data sheet with >3000 records whilst this dataset contains only 450
2) The total spend for Jan-Jun 2020 was ~£21 million, whereas for this timeperiod it is ~£4 million

Hence, we feel something may be amiss. Kindly request you to check your databases again or to please provide a reasonable explanation for this discrepancy.

Yours sincerely,
Nikhil Prabhu

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear nikhil prabhu

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information and note
the terms of your request as detailed below.  We've automatically assigned
this request an reference of 2021030927000022.  Please use this reference
number in all correspondence with us (Tip: replying to this email, so that
the ticket ref is included in email subject is the easiest way to
correspond with us on this case)

Your request for information will be processed in accordance with the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 ( the Act ) / Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 ( the EIRs ) and guidance issued
by the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner.  A response to
your request for information will be issued promptly and in any event
within 20 working days following receipt of the request.

--
Le durachd,
Freedom of Information Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BQ
Web: [1]www.cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 822721 (Extension 211 599)

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Dear Comhairle nan Eilean Siar,

May I request an update please?

Yours faithfully,
nikhil prabhu

CNES FOI Team, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dear nikhil prabhu

I write to acknowledge receipt of your request for information and note
the terms of your request as detailed below.  We've automatically assigned
this request an reference of 2021040827000022.  Please use this reference
number in all correspondence with us (Tip: replying to this email, so that
the ticket ref is included in email subject is the easiest way to
correspond with us on this case)

Your request for information will be processed in accordance with the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 ( the Act ) / Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 ( the EIRs ) and guidance issued
by the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner.  A response to
your request for information will be issued promptly and in any event
within 20 working days following receipt of the request.

--
Le durachd,
Freedom of Information Team
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar | Sandwick Road | Stornoway | Isle of Lewis |
HS1 2BQ
Web: [1]www.cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel: 01851 822721 (Extension 211 599)

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