Estates Director contact details, masterplan and procurement practices

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Dear School of Oriental and African Studies,

I am currently undertaking customer relations management research on behalf of PDP Green based in Truro, Cornwall. As part of this research, I require certain information regarding your estates department and procurement policy.

1 Your procurement policy and framework for external contractors.
2 The start and end dates of the frameworks
3 The titles and content of the frameworks
4 Any possible extension periods to the frameworks
5 The companies appointed under the current frameworks, in particular regarding construction services.

However, if there is no procurement framework, then how does the university procure construction services?

Furthermore, could you please let me if you have a masterplan for your estate's future development?

Kind regards

James Frondella

Information Compliance Manager, School of Oriental and African Studies

Dear James Frondella,

Thank you for your request for information which has been received by
SOAS.

We will provide you with the School’s response as soon as possible and
within 20 working days of the date of your request.

Yours sincerely,  
Vanessa Bell
Records Manager and Archivist
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Information and Technology Directorate
SOAS, University of London
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Information Compliance Manager, School of Oriental and African Studies

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FOI2021/028

 

Dear James Frondella,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request of the 8th February
2021. I have reproduced your request below together with SOAS’s response
in line.

 

1 Your procurement policy and framework for external contractors.

 

Please see attached SOAS Procurement Procedure.

We do not have a framework for external contractors.

2 The start and end dates of the frameworks

 

Information not held - see response to 1.

 

3 The titles and content of the frameworks

 

Information not held - see response to 1.

 

4 Any possible extension periods to the frameworks

 

Information not held - see response to 1.

 

5 The companies appointed under the current frameworks, in particular
regarding construction services.

 

Information not held - see response to 1.
 
However, if there is no procurement framework, then how does the
university procure construction services?

 

As set out at 2.5.1 in the Procurement Procedure.
 
6 Furthermore, could you please let me if you have a masterplan for your
estate's future development?

This information is not held at present. We are in the process of
developing an Estates masterplan (updated from an outdated version in
2007) which will be in line with the new Director's strategy in the coming
weeks.

 

Estate Director's contact details

 

The Director of Estates at SOAS is Rychard Scrase-Field. His staff profile
is published online here: [1]https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff114694....

 

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United Kingdom

 

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David Ogden,

Information Compliance Manager

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Information and Technology Directorate
SOAS, University of London
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