Dear Lewisham Borough Council,
Allied Healthcare would like to make a request for a copy of the successful tenderer's submission including method statements for Hazelhurst Court Extra Care Scheme procurement from February 2017.
Dear Mr Watson,
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
Reference No: 422737
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Corporate Complaints and Casework Team
Dear Mr Watson
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information, which I received on 23 October
2017 concerning the Hazelhurst Court Extra Care Scheme:
Allied Healthcare would like to make a request for a copy of the
successful tenderer's submission including method statements for
Hazelhurst Court Extra Care Scheme procurement from February 2017.
We apply Section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, 'Commercial
interests', to your request.
Section 43 states:
(1) Information is exempt information if it constitutes a trade secret.
(2) Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act
would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any
person (including the public authority holding it).
(3) The duty to confirm or deny does not arise if, or to the extent that,
compliance with section 1(1)(a) would, or would be likely to, prejudice
the exemptions mentioned in subsection (2).
This acts as an exemption notice. We have applied this exemption as
Section 43 (1)(2) because the information relates to intellectual
property i.e. trade secrets and/or commercially sensitive information. We
confirm that the information is held.
This is a qualified exemption and requires the consideration of a public
interest test. In this case we have considered that the public interest
favours non-disclosure. The commercially sensitive information which your
request relates to, if released to the general public could jeopardise the
commercial interests of the Council and third parties by providing an
unfair advantage in any current or future commercial negotiations.
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Contact details: http://www.ico.gov.uk/ or 0303 123 1113 or Wycliffe
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Senior Customer Resolutions Officer
Corporate Complaints, Casework & Information Governance Team