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COVID 19 - Media Buying Services CCCS21A03

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William Caldwell

Dear Cabinet Office,

Please release and make available to me the unredacted versions of Contract Schedules and Contract Arrangements in relation to CCCS21A03

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov....

REDACTED CCCS21A03 RM6003 Call-Off Terms and Conditions.pdf
https://archive.ph/o/LNnYR/https://www.c...

REDACTED CCCS21A03 RM6003 Letter of Appointment v1.0.pdf
https://archive.ph/o/LNnYR/https://www.c...

With a contract value of £320,000,000 this should be a transparent arrangement, and is of interest to the public.

Yours faithfully,

William Caldwell

J Flynn left an annotation ()

This will be refused under section 43 - Commercial Interests.

There's a misperception that public authorities should make all of their contractual and commercial activities public in the name of transparency and it's not the case. Normal commercial rules (to a degree) apply even in the public sector and you won't find any public authority willingly agreeing to release unredacted contracts with external suppliers and commercial partners.

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2021/10089

Dear William Caldwell,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 4th May.
Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
2nd June.

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

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

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