Details of tendering process for contract for investigation services

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Dominic O'Hooley

Dear General Dental Council,

Please supply the following information pertaining to your tendering process for investigation services that you published with a closing date for tender submissions of 29th August 2014.

1 - who within GDC procurement was responsible for this tendering process?
2 - a list of all investigation companies/service providers/individuals, who submitted tenders. (An electronic submission was a part of the specified process).
3 - all written details of the shortlisting of these tenders, specifically, who shortlisted and who signed off the short list?
4 - all written details of the final decision to award the contract, specifically, to who? By who? What were the reasons for the decision?
5 - all written details of any GDC senior team/Chair involvement in any aspect of this tendering process, including but not limited to, directing the process to start, prior instructions/advice regarding the work up to committing formally to tendering for external investigation services.
6 - whether the aforementioned tendering documentation (found simply on-line), was looked at as part of my other FOIs to the GDC regarding under-guise investigations/operations. If it wasn't why? If it was, why was it not mentioned?

Yours faithfully,

Dominic O'Hooley

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Dear Mr O’Hooley

 

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Your request was received on 29 June 2021. We are dealing with it under
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Please find attached the GDC response to your request under the Freedom of
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Dominic O'Hooley

Dear General Dental Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of General Dental Council's handling of my FOI request 'Details of tendering process for contract for investigation services'.

It is not plausible that a public body tendering process would not be liable for future FOI and due to this, it is not plausible that the GDC have such a paucity of information on said process.

Regarding withholding of information as prejudicial to future tendering processes, it is simply facile to expect the public to accept this level of opacity from an organisation that not only expects accurate record keeping from registrants, but that has publicly committed itself to improved transparency.

I expect you to review this and disclose the information forthwith.

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

Yours faithfully,

Dominic O'Hooley

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Dear Mr O'Hooley, 

 

On behalf of the GDC’s Executive Director, Legal and Governance, I
acknowledge receipt of your request that the GDC conducts an Internal
Review of how we dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information
Act for information relating to the details of the tendering process for
the contract for investigation services.

 

The Executive Director, Legal and Governance will conduct the FOI Internal
Review within 20 working days (i.e. excluding weekends and bank holidays)
– therefore, the date by which the GDC anticipates you should receive a
response is the 24 August 2021.

 

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Dear Mr O’Hooley

 

I write further to my colleague’s email on behalf of the Executive
Director, Legal and Governance dated 29 July 2021.

 

Unfortunately, it will take the GDC some additional time to finalise the
response to you. We estimate we will be able to respond to you within the
next two weeks, the deadline being 7 September 2021.

 

I am sorry for any inconvenience which may arise from this delay.

 

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General Dental Council

 

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