Dear South Gloucestershire and Stroud College,

I would like to ask a few questions about your prospectus design & artwork and your website design & management

1. Prospectus Design and Artwork

When will you be tendering for your next prospectus?

Who designed your last prospectus and when was this?

How many people tendered for your last prospectus and who were they?

How much did you pay for your last prospectus for the design and artwork?

How many did you get printed?

How much did you pay for the printing?

2. Website Design and Management

When will you be next be tendering for a refresh or redesign of your website?

When was your website last updated in terms of the design, look and feel and when was this?

How many people tendered for your last website refresh and who were they?

How much did this cost?

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Burns

Lynne Bravington, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

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Dear Arthur

 

Thank you for your email. South Gloucestershire and Stroud College will
not be providing you with the information you have requested. Our response
is that the request does not pass the Public Interest Test as prescribed
in the Act.

 

Specifically, Section 43 of the Act permits public authorities to protect
our own commercial interests and those of third parties with whom we
engage. We are determining to apply this exemption to your request.

 

In addition, we have determined that your request would cost more than
£450 in staff and management time to complete and are therefore permitted
by the Act to decline it.

 

Finally, the Act also permits us to decline to provide information where
“it would be used by the enquirer to gain competitive advantage in the
market place”.

 

Regards

Lynne

 

 

Many thanks

Lynne

 

 

 

Lynne Bravington

PA to Principalship

 

Tel: 01453 761183 or 0117 9092399

 

Stroud Campus, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Stratford Road

Stroud

Gloucestershire

GL5 4AH  

 

W: [1]http://www.sgscol.ac.uk

 

'Outstanding by standing out'

 

[2]cid:image001.jpg@01CCDF63.41D02C60

 

 

 

 

 

Begin forwarded message:

From: Arthur Burns <[3][FOI #197996 email]>
Date: 17 February 2014 10:21:22 GMT
To: FOI requests at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
<[4][South Gloucestershire and Stroud College request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Graphic and Web Design Spend
and Schedule

Dear South Gloucestershire and Stroud College,

I would like to ask a few questions about your prospectus design &
artwork and your website design & management

1. Prospectus Design and Artwork

When will you be tendering for your next prospectus?

Who designed your last prospectus and when was this?

How many people tendered for your last prospectus and who were they?

How much did you pay for your last prospectus for the design and
artwork?

How many did you get printed?

How much did you pay for the printing?

2. Website Design and Management

When will you be next be tendering for a refresh or redesign of your
website?

When was your website last updated in terms of the design, look and feel
and when was this?

How many people tendered for your last website refresh and who were
they?

How much did this cost?

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Burns

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Dear Lynne Bravington,

Please see the FOI codes of practice - http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/info...

I am surprised that you cannot respond to my request in under 18 hours as you are the only college in England so far to claim this exemption out of all the colleges I have asked. However, as this is what you are claiming, please see below:

Advice and assistance and fees

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Where an authority is not obliged to comply with a request for information because, under section 12(1) and regulations made under section 12, the cost of complying would exceed the "appropriate limit" (i.e. cost threshold) the authority should consider providing an indication of what, if any, information could be provided within the cost ceiling. The authority should also consider advising the applicant that by reforming or re-focussing their request, information may be able to be supplied for a lower, or no, fee.

Therefore I would like you to answer my request (without the financial information you deem to be commercially sensitive) For example 'When will you be going out to tender?' etc. I cannot see how questions such as these can fall under any exemption.

Your faithfully, Arthur Burns

Dear Lynne,

You haven't responded to my FOI request within the time limit set
by law. Is there a problem? Do you need more time?

Yours sincerely,

Arthur Burns

Lynne Bravington, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

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Hi,

 

My apologies, I thought this has been forwarded on to you. Please see
information below.

 

Regards

Lynne

 

 

 

 

Response below (as he hasn't specified what type of prospectus he wants
info on, I have gone with the Spring / Summer PT brochure):

 

As stated, not willing to express names of companies, but will provide
headline details.

 

 1. Prospectus Design and Artwork

When will you be tendering for your next prospectus?

 

February 2015

Who designed your last prospectus and when was this?

 

February 2014.

How many people tendered for your last prospectus and who were they?

 

8 invited, 3 tendered 

How much did you pay for your last prospectus for the design and artwork?

 

£2,400

How many did you get printed?

 

30,000

How much did you pay for the printing?

 

 £5,200

2. Website Design and Management

When will you be next be tendering for a refresh or redesign of your
website?

 

Not for at least another 3-5 years.

When was your website last updated in terms of the design, look and feel
and when was this?

 

Oct 2012.

How many people tendered for your last website refresh and who were they?

 

6 tendered, 3 invited to formally present.

 

How much did this cost?

 

£44,500

 

Thanks,

 

Liam Evans // Director of Marketing  

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

SGS Stroud Campus 

t: 01453 761 296 / 07766 100 554

e: [1][email address]

w: [2]www.sgscol.ac.uk

 

'Outstanding by standing out'

 

 

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From: Lynne Bravington
Sent: 05 March 2014 10:25
To: [3][FOI #197996 email]
Cc: Liam Evans
Subject: FW: Freedom of Information request - Graphic and Web Design Spend
and Schedule

 

Dear Arthur

 

Thank you for your email. South Gloucestershire and Stroud College will
not be providing you with the information you have requested. Our response
is that the request does not pass the Public Interest Test as prescribed
in the Act.

 

Specifically, Section 43 of the Act permits public authorities to protect
our own commercial interests and those of third parties with whom we
engage. We are determining to apply this exemption to your request.

 

In addition, we have determined that your request would cost more than
£450 in staff and management time to complete and are therefore permitted
by the Act to decline it.

 

Finally, the Act also permits us to decline to provide information where
“it would be used by the enquirer to gain competitive advantage in the
market place”.

 

Regards

Lynne

 

 

Many thanks

Lynne

 

 

 

Lynne Bravington

PA to Principalship

 

Tel: 01453 761183 or 0117 9092399

 

Stroud Campus, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Stratford Road

Stroud

Gloucestershire

GL5 4AH  

 

W: [4]http://www.sgscol.ac.uk

 

'Outstanding by standing out'

 

[5]cid:image001.jpg@01CCDF63.41D02C60 

 

 

 

 

 

Begin forwarded message:

From: Arthur Burns <[6][FOI #197996 email]>
Date: 17 February 2014 10:21:22 GMT
To: FOI requests at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
<[7][South Gloucestershire and Stroud College request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Graphic and Web Design Spend
and Schedule

Dear South Gloucestershire and Stroud College,

I would like to ask a few questions about your prospectus design &
artwork and your website design & management

1. Prospectus Design and Artwork

When will you be tendering for your next prospectus?

Who designed your last prospectus and when was this?

How many people tendered for your last prospectus and who were they?

How much did you pay for your last prospectus for the design and
artwork?

How many did you get printed?

How much did you pay for the printing?

2. Website Design and Management

When will you be next be tendering for a refresh or redesign of your
website?

When was your website last updated in terms of the design, look and feel
and when was this?

How many people tendered for your last website refresh and who were
they?

How much did this cost?

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Burns

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Dear Lynne,

Thanks for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Arthur Burns

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