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phil spring made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Please supply me with the following statistics for your Council for Goods and Services procurement where 'goods' are tangible products such as pens or computers, generally known as supplies; 'works' are "the construction or demolition of buildings, both residential and non-residential, repair to the fabric of these buildings, construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, and the installation of gas, electric, and plumbing services" and 'services' are the provision of an intangible product such as care or refuse collection, whether it is carried out internally or externally. The following payments should be INCLUDED: Goods, Services, Works, Care, other non-Local Authority public bodies (e.g. NHS, HM Courts), outside Borough schools, colleges, universities. The following payments should be EXCLUDED: foster carer payments; payments to pension funds; payments to other local authorities for placement of clients or other non-commercial activities; payments to individuals for expenses, insurance settlements, council tax refunds, NNDR refunds; Benefits payments personal budgets, transfer payments and investments.

The figures should cover (unless stated) the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017.
1. Total value of Goods and Services acquired by the council from third party suppliers.
2. The total number of invoices for goods and services paid by the council during the period 1st April 2016 to the 31st March 2017 whether or not the supplier was contracted to the council or the holder of a framework contract.
3. Council’s net revenue budget.
4. Cost of procurement management (Total cost of procurement function (staff salaries, on-costs, share of central recharges, dedicated system costs, contracted third party support costs) for a given period).
5. The total number of suppliers (contracted or not) that received a payment for Goods or services.
6. The total value of Goods and Services spent with suppliers who are defined as a Small and Medium Enterprise according to the DfTI definition.
7. Total population of council's area.
8. The total value of third party spend acquired by electronic orders (i.e. over the internet, it does not include procurement cards, telephone or fax orders).
9. The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017.
10. The total number of contract managers named on the council contract register as at 31 March 2017.
11. The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017 with formalised and active contract management (Formalised contract management is viewed as regular, recorded and communicated processes for reviewing progress, issues, performance, outputs and outcomes including remedial action linked to contract terms by a responsible individual or individuals or teams that is active).
12. Total Number of Contracts awarded by the Council.
13. Total number of contract awards by the council that have been challenged by an unsuccessful tenderer.
14. The total number of contracts held by the council as at the 31st March 2017 with ongoing improvement clauses (improved performance over the life of the contract or reduced pricing).

Yours faithfully,

phil spring

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Information request
Our reference: 4189734

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Dear Mr Spring
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 8 June
2017. 
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 6 July 2017.
  
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all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
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FOI Team
 
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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

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Information request
Our reference: 4189734

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Dear Mr Spring
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I write with reference to your email dated 08 June 2017, please see the
attached response.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
FOI Team
 
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