Information about your Housing Services

Andrea Allison made this Freedom of Information request to Blackpool Borough Council

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Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

Please could you provide me with the following information about your housing services:
1. Do you have a CHR or a CBL scheme?
2. Do you use any IT system or software (including web-based software) to administer this service?
3. If so, who is your supplier?
4. What is the annual value of the contract?
5. What is the total value of the contract?
6. What is the duration of the contract?
7. When is the contract end date?
8. What process was used to procure the software or IT system?

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated on this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Andrea Allison

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

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Andrew Foot, Blackpool Borough Council

Dear Andrea,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
information you requested on 20/01/16.

A copy of the information in response to your requests is set out below:

     1. Do you have a CHR or a CBL scheme? – Yes, a CBL scheme

     2. Do you use any IT system or software (including web-based
software) to administer this service? - Yes

     3. If so, who is your supplier? – Abritas Ltd

     4. What is the annual value of the contract? – Approximately £27,900
across an area of three local authorities (Blackpool, Fylde, and Wyre)

     5. What is the total value of the contract? – To be determined
depending on when the contract is terminated. The start date of the
contract was 6/6/2011 and the system first went live in May 2012. Year 1
costs in 12/13 were approximately £70,000, with subsequent annual costs
from 13/14 as stated at 4. above – a total of approximately £153,700 to
date.

     6. What is the duration of the contract? – Initial 3 year period has
been rolled over, making 4 years and 7 months to date, and 3 years and 8
months since the system went live.

     7. When is the contract end date? – To be determined

     8. What process was used to procure the software or IT system? –
Northern Housing Consortium framework

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Yours sincerely

 

Andy Foot
Head of Housing

Housing, Blackpool Council, South King Street, Blackpool, FY1 4TR

T: 01253 476339
M: 07917 837393

mail: [3][email address]

 

 

 

     Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

    

     Please could you provide me with the following information about

     your housing services:

     1. Do you have a CHR or a CBL scheme?

     2. Do you use any IT system or software (including web-based

    software) to administer this service?

     3. If so, who is your supplier?

     4. What is the annual value of the contract?

     5. What is the total value of the contract?

     6. What is the duration of the contract?

     7. When is the contract end date?

     8. What process was used to procure the software or IT system?

    

     Your assistance would be greatly appreciated on this matter.

    

     Yours faithfully,

    

     Andrea Allison

    

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