FOI Request – Confidential waste

Chris Pearson made this Freedom of Information request to North East of Scotland Transport Partnership

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Dear North East of Scotland Transport Partnership,

Please could you confirm if you can provide the following information Free of Charge or if a fee will be applicable – If a fee is applicable please confirm the price (before providing any information)?
I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the contract below.

Confidential Waste

The details I require are:
• Has confidential waste being procured via tender or framework or another means?
• If a framework, could you confirm the name of the framework please?
• Actual contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub lots)
• Start date & duration of contract
• Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension?
• Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?
• Who is the procurement officer responsible for this contract and could you provide their email address and phone number please?
Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract and could you provide their email address and phone number please?
• Who is the current supplier?
• If your current supplier is a Facilities Management/Waste/Cleaning Company, which sub-contractor services your organisation?

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Pearson

NESTRANSInfo, North East of Scotland Transport Partnership

Dear Mr Pearson,  

 

Thank you for your request for information, which we received on 16th of
September 2021.   

 

Please could you confirm if you can provide the following information Free
of Charge or if a fee will be applicable – If a fee is applicable please
confirm the price (before providing any information)?

 

I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of
Information Act, details in respect to the contract below.

 

Confidential Waste  

 

The details I require are:

 

 

•            Has confidential waste being procured via tender or framework
or another means?  

 

•            If a framework, could you confirm the name of the framework
please?  

 

•            Actual contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub
lots)  

 

•            Start date & duration of contract  

 

•            Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s)
and, if so, the duration of the extension?  

 

•            Has a decision been made yet on whether the
framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?  

 

•            Who is the procurement officer responsible for this contract
and could you provide their email address and phone number please?  

 

Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this
contract and could you provide their email address and phone number
please?  

 

•            Who is the current supplier?

 

•            If your current supplier is a Facilities
Management/Waste/Cleaning Company, which sub-contractor services your
organisation?

 

Thank you for your help.   

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Chris Pearson  

 

Please see below information, which should complete your request. 

 

Please could you confirm if you can provide the following information Free
of Charge or if a fee will be applicable – If a fee is applicable please
confirm the price (before providing any information)?

 

There is no fee applicable for this response.

 

 

•            Has confidential waste being procured via tender or framework
or another means?  

 

•            If a framework, could you confirm the name of the framework
please?

 

•            Actual contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub
lots)  

 

•            Start date & duration of contract  

 

•            Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s)
and, if so, the duration of the extension?  

 

•            Has a decision been made yet on whether the
framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?  

 

•            Who is the procurement officer responsible for this contract
and could you provide their email address and phone number please?

 

 

Nestrans does not have an ongoing contract for confidential waste.
Nestrans is a small organisation with eight members of staff. Day to Day
Confidential waste is destroyed using a shredder as agreed as part of our
Records Management Plan. If larger amounts of confidential waste are
required to be destroyed and removed, Nestrans would procure services of a
confidential waste contractor through getting a quotation on an ad hoc
basis. This is not required often enough or is a large enough value to
require use of a framework and have a contract.

 

Nestrans as a small organisation, does not have a dedicated procurement
officer. We seek procurement advice from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Council procurement officers (these Councils have a joint procurement
service along with Highland Council). Nestrans is also a member of
Scotland Excel and can call off Scotland Excel Frameworks if required.

 

Who is the current supplier?

 

 

•            If your current supplier is a Facilities
Management/Waste/Cleaning Company, which sub-contractor services your
organisation?

 

As explained earlier Nestrans does not have an ongoing contract with any
supplier for confidential waste at present. All confidential waste is
either dealt with internally using our shredder or a confidential waste
supplier is used on an ad hoc basis when required. For our other waste we
use Aberdeen City Council Trade Waste services.  

 

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Information Commissioner can be contacted at:  

 

The Officer of the Scottish Information Commissioner

 

Kinburn Castle

 

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Fife

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Kelly Wiltshire

Transport Executive

Nestrans

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