Government purchasing standards

Mark Pack made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Please provide me with a copy of any current guidance issued by or on behalf of the department to other government departments on purchasing standards (e.g. guidelines on what food that should or should not be purchased for use in ministerial canteens).

Please also provide me with copies of any draft versions of the current guidance and drafts of any new versions of such guidance currently being prepared for publication, along with any associated correspondence between government departments and background materials or other papers produced related to the guidelines.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Pack

Helpline, Defra (CCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Thank you for your email.

We have a target of replying to emails within 15 working days. If you
need a reply before then, please call the Defra Helpline on 08459 33 55
77, or from outside the UK call +44 (0) 20 7238 6951 (Minicom/textphone
for the deaf and hard of hearing: 0845 300 1998).

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs) both require that you receive a reply
as soon as possible and no later than 20 working days after the date of
receipt of your request. This deadline may be extended under certain
limited circumstances.

Regards

Customer Contact Unit

Defra

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

This email and any attachments is intended for the named recipient only.
If you have received it in error you have no authority to use, disclose,
store or copy any of its contents and you should destroy it and inform the
sender.
Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been checked<br>for
known viruses whilst within Defra systems we can accept no responsibility
once it has left our systems.
Communications on Defra's computer systems may be monitored and/or
recorded to secure the effective operation of the system and for other
lawful purposes.

Stafford, Tom (FFG-FFC), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

4 Attachments

Dear Mark Pack

Please find attached documents relating to your recent FOI request

Kind Regards

Tom Stafford

Food Policy Unit
+ Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Area 7E, 9 Millbank c/o Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR

020 7238 4903.

<<2011 06 30 PACK.pdf>> <<signed off copy of 1st march version.pdf>>
<<20110222 second gbs ia FINAL.pdf>> <<2011 04 08 Summary of all response
to comments (4).pdf>>

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

This email and any attachments is intended for the named recipient only.
If you have received it in error you have no authority to use, disclose,
store or copy any of its contents and you should destroy it and inform the
sender.
Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been checked<br>for
known viruses whilst within Defra systems we can accept no responsibility
once it has left our systems.
Communications on Defra's computer systems may be monitored and/or
recorded to secure the effective operation of the system and for other
lawful purposes.

Stafford, Tom (FFG-FFC), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

1 Attachment

Dear Mark Pack

Please find attached document which completes my response to your FOI
request.

Kind Regards

<<2011 07 27 PACK second response.pdf>>

Tom Stafford

Food Policy Unit
+ Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Area 7E, 9 Millbank c/o Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR

020 7238 4903.

show quoted sections

John Cross left an annotation ()

Blog about info released here: http://www.confirmordeny.org.uk/?p=178