Dear West Berkshire Council,

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. Does the council have a current contract or framework agreement in place for suppliers to undertake DoLS assessments or BIA assessments on behalf of the council?
2. Please provide the name(s) of the organisations providing these services under these such agreements
3. Please confirm the start and finish date for any such agreement?
4. Please provide the monetary value applied to any such agreement?
5. Please provide the spot purchase price the council pays directly to BIA assessors to undertake DoLS and BIA assessments?

Yours faithfully,

Mr P T Read

foi, West Berkshire Council

FOI/2019/196

 

Dear Mr Read

 

Request for information: Framework Agreement for Suppliers for DoLS or BIA
Assessments

 

Thank you for your request received on 11 February 2019; we will seek to
respond within twenty working days.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rachel Craggs

Principal Policy Officer (Information Management)

Strategic Support, West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street,
Newbury RG14 5LD

(01635) 519441  |  Ext 2441  |  [1][email address]

[2]www.westberks.gov.uk

 

From: Mr P T Read [mailto:[FOI #551681 email]]
Sent: 11 February 2019 09:19
To: foi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Deprivation of Liberty
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Dear West Berkshire Council,

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of
Information Act:

1. Does the council have a current contract or framework agreement in
place for suppliers to undertake DoLS assessments or BIA assessments on
behalf of the council?
2. Please provide the name(s) of the organisations providing these
services under these such agreements
3. Please confirm the start and finish date for any such agreement?
4. Please provide the monetary value applied to any such agreement?
5. Please provide the spot purchase price the council pays directly to BIA
assessors to undertake DoLS and BIA assessments?

Yours faithfully,

Mr P T Read

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Dear foi,

Further to your previous correspondence, can you please confirm when i will receive a response

Yours sincerely,

Mr P T Read

foi, West Berkshire Council

FOI/2019/196

Dear Mr Read

Request for information: Framework Agreement for Suppliers for DoLS or BIA
Assessments

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request.  I
hope to issue the response by close of play today.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Compliance Officer

Strategic Support,

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

email:  [1][email address]

01635 519860 (external)  2860 (internal)      

 

From: Mr P T Read [mailto:[FOI #551681 email]]
Sent: 12 March 2019 09:32
To: foi <[West Berkshire Council request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI/2019/196 - Read

 

This is an EXTERNAL EMAIL. STOP. THINK before you CLICK links or OPEN
attachments.

Dear foi,

Further to your previous correspondence, can you please confirm when i
will receive a response

Yours sincerely,

Mr P T Read

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Dear foi,

Thanks Suzi

Yours sincerely,

Mr P T Read

foi, West Berkshire Council

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FoI/2019/196

Dear Mr Read

Request for information: Framework Agreement for Suppliers for DoLS or BIA
Assessments

Please see below the Council’s response to your request for information.

 

You have asked;

 

 1. Does the council have a current contract or framework agreement in
place for suppliers to undertake DoLS assessments or BIA assessments
on behalf of the council?

Yes

2. Please provide the name(s) of the organisations providing these
services under these such agreements

PBT Social Ltd

ID Medical Group Ltd

Pertemps Medical

Zafari Ltd

Carter Brown

Leona McCalla

Lighthouse Social Care

TCKM Ltd

Shiraz Akoo Ltd

Ajana Ltd

Nashon Ltd

3. Please confirm the start and finish date for any such agreement?

11/9/2018

Framework end date is 2021 plus potential for one year extension

4. Please provide the monetary value applied to any such agreement?

Contract value for this call off arrangement is £74k pa.

5. Please provide the spot purchase price the council pays directly to BIA
assessors to undertake DoLS and BIA assessments?

It is not possible to supply the information to respond to this question.

 

At present the Council have in excess of 87 external BIA’s held on record.
Some of these companies employ a number of BIA’s and each price varies
depending on location and timescales of the assessment.

 

Therefore, in order to extract the information being requested, we would
need to look into each 87 BIA’s individually. If they have completed a
number of assessments across different areas, their price will vary, given
mileage.

 

We have estimated that this will well exceed the appropriate limit of
staff time (18 hours) allowed for under Section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and is therefore exempt. A copy of the exemption
annex is attached for your information.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you may ask
for an internal review. You should contact The FoI Reviewing Officer,
Strategic Support, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD, email
[1][email address] if you wish to request a review. If you are not
content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Compliance Officer

Strategic Support,

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

email:  [2][email address]

01635 519860 (external)  2860 (internal)      

 

From: Mr P T Read [[3]mailto:[FOI #551681 email]]
Sent: 12 March 2019 09:32
To: foi <[4][West Berkshire Council request email]>
Subject: Re: FOI/2019/196 - Read

 

This is an EXTERNAL EMAIL. STOP. THINK before you CLICK links or OPEN
attachments.

Dear foi,

Further to your previous correspondence, can you please confirm when i
will receive a response

Yours sincerely,

Mr P T Read

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