Invoices received from Douglas H Savage Ltd

Marcus Combie made this Freedom of Information request to Sheffield City Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was refused by Sheffield City Council.

Dear Sheffield City Council,

On January 19th in response to FOI/1076 submitted by Anne Barr. Sheffield City Council stated:



“In order to assist your search when the transparency spend information is publically available I can confirm that the name of the agency involved in evidence gathering was Douglas H Savage Ltd. “ 



In response to another freedom of information FOI / 1193  request Sheffield City Council stated in response to the following question

“Q. Were any subcontractors or external agencies involved in collecting 
evidence for court use; if so, please list. 
  
Yes. Douglas H Savage Ltd. ”

Sheffield City Council then went on to further state:

“The invoices were sent to and, we understand, paid by Amey Hallam Ltd”



And finally 

“Douglas H Savage Ltd were chosen on the basis of previous experience."

Please provide the following:



1. A copy of the invoices that ‘were sent to and, we understand, paid by Amey Hallam Ltd’ in relation to Douglas H Savage Ltd from the time period March 2017 - November 2017. Please see FOI / 1193 for additional information and Sheffield City Council’s response. Please redact an personal Identifiable information as necessary.



2. Please provide the supplier number/s assigned to Douglas H Savage Ltd.



3. Please provide all and any invoice numbers / document from Douglas H Savage Ltd. From the time period March 2017 - November 2017.

 I have attempted to find these using published data on open data and transparency spend, however there is no supplier matching Douglas H Savage Ltd

Yours faithfully,

Marcus Combie

FOI, Sheffield City Council

Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI / 1850
 
Dear Marcus Combie,
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Invoices
received from Douglas H Savage Ltd which we received on 23/02/18.
 
This has been logged as a Freedom of Information Request, and will be
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.  The reference number for
your request can be found above.
 
The Freedom of Information Act states that we must respond to you within
20 working days, therefore, you should expect to hear a response from us
by 23/03/18.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact us on the number
below.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 2 North Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 20 53478
E-mail : [1][Sheffield City Council request email]
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From: Marcus Combie [[2]mailto:[FOI #466956 email]]
Sent: 23 February 2018 18:13
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Invoices received from Douglas H
Savage Ltd
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
On January 19th in response to FOI/1076 submitted by Anne Barr. Sheffield
City Council stated:
 
 
 
“In order to assist your search when the transparency spend information is
publically available I can confirm that the name of the agency involved in
evidence gathering was Douglas H Savage Ltd. “
 
 
 
In response to another freedom of information FOI / 1193   request
Sheffield City Council stated in response to the following question
 
“Q. Were any subcontractors or external agencies involved in collecting
evidence for court use; if so, please list. 
  
Yes. Douglas H Savage Ltd. ”
 
Sheffield City Council then went on to further state:
 
“The invoices were sent to and, we understand, paid by Amey Hallam Ltd”
 
 
 
And finally
 
“Douglas H Savage Ltd were chosen on the basis of previous experience."
 
Please provide the following:
 
 
 
1. A copy of the invoices that ‘were sent to and, we understand, paid by
Amey Hallam Ltd’ in relation to Douglas H Savage Ltd from the time period
March 2017 - November 2017. Please see FOI / 1193 for additional
information and Sheffield City Council’s response. Please redact an
personal Identifiable information as necessary.
 
 
 
2. Please provide the supplier number/s assigned to Douglas H Savage Ltd.
 
 
 
3. Please provide all and any invoice numbers / document from Douglas H
Savage Ltd. From the time period March 2017 - November 2017.
 
I have attempted to find these using published data on open data and
transparency spend, however there is no supplier matching Douglas H Savage
Ltd
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Marcus Combie
 
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FOI, Sheffield City Council

Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI / 1850
 
Dear Marcus Combie,
 
Thank you for your recent request for information relating to Invoices
received from Douglas H Savage Ltd which we received on 23/02/18.
 
Please find below, Sheffield City Council’s response to your request:
 
Further to your request the Council can confirm that we are unable to
provide invoices for Douglas H Savage Ltd. We have received confirmation
that the Council doesn’t hold any as they have been processed by our
contractor Amey. As a result there is no information held in regard to
your request. Please note there is no obligation for Amey to supply this
information to the Council or for the Council to require the supply of it
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact us.
 
If you are unhappy with the response you have received in relation to your
request, you are entitled to have this reviewed.  You can ask for an
internal review by either writing to the above address or by emailing
[1][Sheffield City Council request email].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioners Office. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, telephone 0303 123
1113, or for further details see their website [2]www.ico.org.uk
 
Kind Regards,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 2 North Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 2734427
E-mail : [3][Sheffield City Council request email]
P Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: Marcus Combie [[4]mailto:[FOI #466956 email]]
Sent: 23 February 2018 18:13
To: FOI
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Invoices received from Douglas H
Savage Ltd
 
Dear Sheffield City Council,
 
On January 19th in response to FOI/1076 submitted by Anne Barr. Sheffield
City Council stated:
 
 
 
“In order to assist your search when the transparency spend information is
publically available I can confirm that the name of the agency involved in
evidence gathering was Douglas H Savage Ltd. “
 
 
 
In response to another freedom of information FOI / 1193   request
Sheffield City Council stated in response to the following question
 
“Q. Were any subcontractors or external agencies involved in collecting
evidence for court use; if so, please list. 
  
Yes. Douglas H Savage Ltd. ”
 
Sheffield City Council then went on to further state:
 
“The invoices were sent to and, we understand, paid by Amey Hallam Ltd”
 
 
 
And finally
 
“Douglas H Savage Ltd were chosen on the basis of previous experience."
 
Please provide the following:
 
 
 
1. A copy of the invoices that ‘were sent to and, we understand, paid by
Amey Hallam Ltd’ in relation to Douglas H Savage Ltd from the time period
March 2017 - November 2017. Please see FOI / 1193 for additional
information and Sheffield City Council’s response. Please redact an
personal Identifiable information as necessary.
 
 
 
2. Please provide the supplier number/s assigned to Douglas H Savage Ltd.
 
 
 
3. Please provide all and any invoice numbers / document from Douglas H
Savage Ltd. From the time period March 2017 - November 2017.
 
I have attempted to find these using published data on open data and
transparency spend, however there is no supplier matching Douglas H Savage
Ltd
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Marcus Combie
 
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[5][FOI #466956 email]
 
Is [6][Sheffield City Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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be delayed.
 
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Dear FOI,

This is going to need an internal review.



1. A copy of the invoices that ‘were sent to and, we understand, paid by Amey Hallam Ltd’ in relation to Douglas H Savage Ltd from the time period March 2017 - November 2017. Please see FOI / 1193 for additional information and Sheffield City Council’s response. Please redact an personal Identifiable information as necessary.



Sheffield City Council in previous freedom on information requests Sheffield City Council Confirmed Douglas H Savage was selected for evidence gathering, and where employed based on their previous experience and work with the council.

2. Please provide the supplier number/s assigned to Douglas H Savage Ltd.

Sheffield City Council have failed to provide a response under the freedom of information act to this request.

3. Please provide all and any invoice numbers / document from Douglas H
Savage Ltd. From the time period March 2017 - November 2017.

Sheffield City Council have failed to provide a response under the freedom of information act to this request.

Yours sincerely,

Marcus Combie

FOI, Sheffield City Council

Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI/1850
 
Dear Mr Combie
 
Thank you for your recent request for a review of the Freedom of
Information response provided to you.  Your response related to
information regarding Invoices received from Douglas H Savage Ltd.
 
We are sorry to hear that you are not happy with your response.
 
I am writing to acknowledge your request for a review, which we received
on 26/03/2018.  This has now been logged and will be carried out by a
member of the team.
 
We will endeavour to provide a response within 20 working days, in this
case, by 25/04/2018.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact the team on 0114
2734567.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 2 North Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 2734427
E-mail : [1]FOI @sheffield.gov.uk
P Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to.
 
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From: Marcus Combie [[2]mailto:[FOI #466956 email]]
Sent: 26 March 2018 10:32
To: FOI
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Invoices
received from Douglas H Savage Ltd
 
 
 
Dear FOI,
 
This is going to need an internal review.
 
 
 
1. A copy of the invoices that ‘were sent to and, we understand, paid by
Amey Hallam Ltd’ in relation to Douglas H Savage Ltd from the time period
March 2017 - November 2017. Please see FOI / 1193 for additional
information and Sheffield City Council’s response. Please redact an
personal Identifiable information as necessary.
 
 
 
Sheffield City Council in previous freedom on information requests
Sheffield City Council Confirmed Douglas H Savage was selected for
evidence gathering, and where employed based on their previous experience
and work with the council.
 
2. Please provide the supplier number/s assigned to Douglas H Savage Ltd.
 
Sheffield City Council have failed to provide a response under the freedom
of information act to this request.
 
3. Please provide all and any invoice numbers / document from Douglas H
Savage Ltd. From the time period March 2017 - November 2017.
 
Sheffield City Council have failed to provide a response under the freedom
of information act to this request.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Marcus Combie
 

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FOI, Sheffield City Council

Dear Mr Combie
 
First of all please accept my apologies for the protracted delay in
getting this internal review response to you, we have experienced a large
number of requests and as a result have a backlog. We have allocated extra
resource to addressing the backlog and I would like to apologise for any
inconvenience caused.
 
In relation to your request, I am sorry that you are not happy with the
response you received.
 
1. A copy of the invoices that ‘were sent to and, we understand, paid by
Amey Hallam Ltd’ in relation to Douglas H Savage Ltd from the time period
March 2017 - November 2017. Please see FOI / 1193 for additional
information and Sheffield City Council’s response. Please redact an
personal Identifiable information as necessary.
 
Sheffield City Council in previous freedom on information requests
Sheffield City Council Confirmed Douglas H Savage was selected for
evidence gathering, and where employed based on their previous experience
and work with the council.
 
2. Please provide the supplier number/s assigned to Douglas H Savage Ltd.
 
Sheffield City Council have failed to provide a response under the freedom
of information act to this request.
 
3. Please provide all and any invoice numbers / document from Douglas H
Savage Ltd. From the time period March 2017 - November 2017.
 
Sheffield City Council have failed to provide a response under the freedom
of information act to this request.
 
I appreciate that the previous responses to FOIs in regard to this matter
may have caused some confusion in regard to the Council’s handling of your
request. However, we do have to review each request in regard to the
specific recorded information the Council holds and in this case we have
confirmed that we hold no information relevant to the specific terms of
your request. This response actually covered the full details of your
request including all three points noted above. It was assumed that it
would be clear that as Sheffield City Council was not paying the invoices
subject to your request then we would not hold any of the wider
information requested pertinent to your request.
 
Essentially as the Council was not paying the invoices for Douglas H
Savage Ltd we would not hold an linked supplier number for this activity.
We do not hold copies of the related invoices and therefore would not hold
invoice numbers associated to them. There is on occasion a balance between
the requirements to provide recorded information relevant to a request (or
the confirmation information is not held) and the balancing of our duty to
assist a requestor including providing a contextual response to requests
for information which on occasion when reviewed with other requests can
made a response appear in conflict. In this case I believe your initial
response was accurate in terms of the wording of your request and the
confirmation which was provided and expanded upon in this review response.
 
I am sorry if this is not the response you would have liked, however, the
Act has been correctly applied in this case in the confirmation that we
did not hold information relevant to your request.
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you
can contact the Information Commissioners Office. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, telephone 0303 123
1113, or for further details see their website [1]http://www.ico.gov.uk.
 
Kind regards
 
Mark
 
Mark Knight
Information Management Officer
Business Change and Information Solutions (BCIS)
Resources Portfolio, Sheffield City Council
Email: [2][email address]
Postal Address: Sheffield City Council,  PO Box 1283, Sheffield S1 1UJ
 
_____________________________________________
From: Rollett Gemma (CEX) On Behalf Of FOI
Sent: 27 March 2018 16:06
To: '[FOI #466956 email]'
Subject: Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI/1850
 
 
Re – Freedom of Information Request – Reference – FOI/1850
 
Dear Mr Combie
 
Thank you for your recent request for a review of the Freedom of
Information response provided to you.  Your response related to
information regarding Invoices received from Douglas H Savage Ltd.
 
We are sorry to hear that you are not happy with your response.
 
I am writing to acknowledge your request for a review, which we received
on 26/03/2018.  This has now been logged and will be carried out by a
member of the team.
 
We will endeavour to provide a response within 20 working days, in this
case, by 25/04/2018.
 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact the team on 0114
2734567.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Resources Business Support
Moorfoot Level 2 North Wing
Sheffield S1 4PL
Tel : 0114 2734427
E-mail : [3]FOI @sheffield.gov.uk
P Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to.
 
_____________________________________________
From: Marcus Combie [[4]mailto:[FOI #466956 email]]
Sent: 26 March 2018 10:32
To: FOI
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Invoices
received from Douglas H Savage Ltd
 
 
 
Dear FOI,
 
This is going to need an internal review.
 
 
 
1. A copy of the invoices that ‘were sent to and, we understand, paid by
Amey Hallam Ltd’ in relation to Douglas H Savage Ltd from the time period
March 2017 - November 2017. Please see FOI / 1193 for additional
information and Sheffield City Council’s response. Please redact an
personal Identifiable information as necessary.
 
 
 
Sheffield City Council in previous freedom on information requests
Sheffield City Council Confirmed Douglas H Savage was selected for
evidence gathering, and where employed based on their previous experience
and work with the council.
 
2. Please provide the supplier number/s assigned to Douglas H Savage Ltd.
 
Sheffield City Council have failed to provide a response under the freedom
of information act to this request.
 
3. Please provide all and any invoice numbers / document from Douglas H
Savage Ltd. From the time period March 2017 - November 2017.
 
Sheffield City Council have failed to provide a response under the freedom
of information act to this request.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Marcus Combie
 

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