Dear Insolvency Service,

My name is Edward McMenamin, I am a Partnerships Manager for ESS Defence & Government Services. We are a specialised division of the Compass Group.

I would like to submit a Freedom of Information Request comprising of the questions below so that we can proficiently anticipate your needs at such time when your catering/FM contract comes to tender.

ESS Government services have already successfully provided catering/FM contracts for numerous departments and would welcome the opportunity to take on further government contracts in the future.

Is a catering restaurant or café provided on the premises?
What are the addresses of the buildings in which the restaurants or cafés are located?
Who is the current catering incumbent of the catering contract?
What is the catering value? (Or is it nil subsidy?)
Are the catering facilities shared with other departments?
When is the catering service contract due for re-tender?
How will it be re-tendered?
Is the contract part of a PFI?
Is it part of an FM contract? (and if so, what services are also included in the contract?)
Who provides the other soft FM services?
Who will be the main person leading on the tender during the formal tender process?
When will the tender notice be issued?
Where will the tender notice be issued?
When is the tender due for release?
Is it on the CCS framework?
Who in the department is responsible for the management of the contract?
How many people are there on-site per day?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kindest regards,
Edward.

FOI, Insolvency Service

Dear Mr McMenamin

We acknowledge both your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests received on 20 February 2020. Your requests have combined together and allocated the reference number FOI2019-170.

FOIA gives certain rights to members of the public to access information held by public authorities. The act also encourages public authorities to proactively make information available to members of the public (except where exemptions apply) and respond to requests within 20 working days.

We will review your request and provide a response by 19 March 2020, in line with the 20 working days statutory target. If we require any clarification in any aspects of your request, we will endeavour to contact you.

Further information about FOIA can be obtained from the Information Commissioner at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF (Tel: 01625 545 700) www.ico.org.uk.

Kind Regards

Laurie Judge | Information Rights Manager | The Insolvency Service | @InsolvencyGovUK | gov.uk/insolvency

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Dear Mr McMenamin

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

Kind Regards

Laurie Judge | Information Rights Manager | The Insolvency Service | @InsolvencyGovUK | gov.uk/insolvency

In the interest of data security, this email is subject to an OFFICIAL classification unless otherwise instructed.

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