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Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Sunderland College should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear City of Sunderland College,

This request follows legal and mandatory legislation under the European Performance of Buildings Directive and specifically TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments certification. Your Air Conditioning Assessments Certificates should be readily available at all times and be lodged on the government Landmark database. Failure to have appropriate Certificates will be subject to fines of £300 per building, each week.

Q. It is a legal requirement that you hold valid TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments if any building has a total of more than 12kw of air conditioning present. Certificates are valid from 5 years of the issue date. Have you undertaken a TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments?
Q. Who is the responsible person for ensuring that your buildings are surveyed and assessed, please provide the name, address, email address and telephone number of the responsible person.
Q. If your TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments Certificates are in place, what is their expiry date?
Q. What was the order value of the works placed with the Company which undertook the work?
Q. Provide a breakdown of the price per building if available.
Q. How many Certificates were produced?
Q. Was the Assessor independent as required under the Regulations?
Q. Name the Assessor organisation.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Evans

Pam Veitch, Sunderland College

Dear Paul

Further to your Freedom of Information request below. Responses to your questions are provided as follows:

Q1) As a result of the College's Estate & IT investment strategies there has been significant investment across the College's sites. As a result the College has had to review its arrangements and is now in a position where it is undertaking a full assessment exercise in line with the requirements of the Directive. The College has retained a specialist adviser in relation to the provision and maintenance of air conditioning systems. The College has, insofar as it is aware ensured that it has at all times complied with all relevant legislation connected to the maintenance of these systems. We are advised that we are complying with the Directive as it stands and are fulfilling our legal obligations.

Q2) Karen Wade, Director of Facilities Management, Sunderland College, email:[email address], telephone 0191 5116000

Q3) Refer to response in Q1

Q4) Approximately £3,000 plus VAT

Q5) This covers all sites.

Q6) This information is not available at the current time.

Q7) Yes

Q8) Commercial information

Regards

Pam Veitch
Director of Procurement & Governance
Sunderland College
T: 0191 5116000 ext 04171
W: www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk

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Dear Pam Veitch,

Thank you for taking the time and effort to reply to this Freedom of Information request. However, one question has not been answered fully. What is the expiry date of the assessment?

This question is fundamental to the research and is easily obtainable from your compliance document.

could you please provide a response to this question

Yours sincerely,

Paul Evans

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