Financial breakdown of spending by Government on the UK BIM Level 2 and Level 3 programmes, also now known as Digital Built Britain

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Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

The UK BIM (Building Information Modelling) programme was launched with the Government Construction Strategy in 2011.

Since that time, the UK BIM Task Group has been formed, work has been carried out in Gov depts and across industry, standards have been produced etc.

I would like to see a detailed itemised breakdown on what public money has been spent, on what, and who has received payment, whether that be an individual or an organisation.

A number of individuals and consultancies have been involved, so I'd like to see what they were paid and for what. This is taxpayers money, and ultimately the Task Group and all involved and connected are accountable to industry.

I understand that about £8m was spent on development of Level 2, and at least £15m has been committed to the development of Level 3/Digital Built Britain.

I'd like to see where the money went, who to, and where/who it is committed to for future spending.

I trust that's clear and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes
Yours faithfully,

JOHN EYNON

BEIScorrespondence@beis.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests,

BEIS ref: FOI2017/26235

Dear Mr Eynon

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 8th
November. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at
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Dear [email address] on behalf of FOI Requests,

Hello there.

I am still awaiting the response to my question. and legally you are now out of time.

So looking forward to hearing from you, and I will be following this up.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

JOHN EYNON

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Dear Mr Eynon,

Please find attached our response to your FOI request FOI2017/26235.

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Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's handling of my FOI request 'Financial breakdown of spending by Government on the UK BIM Level 2 and Level 3 programmes, also now known as Digital Built Britain'.

Whilst I accept that some information has been made available, the vagueness of some of the information supplied raises concerns both about public transparency for funding and also accountability to the taxpayer, who is after all funding this work.

In particular , shouldn't there be more detail on the following items?:

1 - £2, 390,000, paid to "other Government depts"/ to whom? for what? there needs to be a little more retail here.

2 - £5, 503, 000 given to the Construction Industry Council? Just like that? How was this procured? Assessed etc.?Surely there was some accountability here ?

3 - £12m given to Innovate UK? Again just like that? Comments as above, no detail given, nothing about procurement method, value for money and accountability over the arrangements.

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

Yours faithfully,

JOHN EYNON

BEIScorrespondence@beis.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests,

BEIS ref: FOI2017/26235

Dear Mr Eynon

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received on
4th January. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official
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Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/beis |
[email address] |

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making a difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills
across the economy. BEIS: working together for growth

BEIScorrespondence@beis.gov.uk on behalf of FOI Requests,

BEIS ref: FOI2018/00262

Dear Mr Eynon

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 4th
January. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at
the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to deal
with. Kindly note that your Internal Review request for FOI2017/26235 is
being taken forward as appropriate on the information requested initially,
questions 2 and 3 are being taken forward as a new request as they are
asking for further information.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we will reply at the latest by 1st February.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BEIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above
in any future communications.

Kind regards,

Information Rights Unit

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Strategy | 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET | www.gov.uk/beis |
[email address] |

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is
making a difference by supporting sustained growth and higher skills
across the economy. BEIS: working together for growth

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Dear Mr Eynon

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to
you. Unfortunately, this request has taken longer than we would have liked
to administer. 

 

Attached is a response to your recent information request, reference
FOI2018/00262.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BEIS.

 

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

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights Unit

 

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Orchard 2, 2^nd Floor

1 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0ET

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    Internal Review of FOI2017 26235 Financial breakdown spending by Government UK BIM.pdf

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Dear Mr Eynon

 

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to
you. Unfortunately, this request has taken longer than we would have liked
to administer. 

 

Attached is a response to your recent request for an Internal Review of
the Department’s response to your information request, reference
FOI2017/26235.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BEIS.

 

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

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Rights Unit

 

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Orchard 2, 2^nd Floor

1 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0ET

[1]www.gov.uk/beis

 

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