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Dear Innovate UK,

Under the FOI Act I require the following information
(1) The names of all the IT Contracting Companies that have provided IT Services and Staff for IT work and related IT Project Management and Program Management work to your organisation in the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and up to the end of OCtober 2017 in the current fnancial year - 2017 to 18. This information is only required where the amount paid to the Contracting Company exceeds or is expected to exceed £100,000

(2)How much your organisation has paid in total to each of these companies in the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and so far in the 2017 to 18. Include the total payment and a monthly break down. For the finacial year 2017-18 you will include an estimated total spend for the whole financial year.

(3) I require the following for each of the contracts that these companies won or were selected for
(3.1) the total number of companies that bid for or were considered for each contract and whether a direct award was made
(3.2) What process was followed to ensure that Value For Money was achieved in spending public money
(3.3) Whether any conflicts of interest were declared by any of your staff in relation to these contracts and the companies that bid for them
(3.4) Whether any payment or gifts were declared by any of your staff in relation to these contracts and the companies that bid for them
(3.4) Whether to your knowledge any of these contractors has previously worked for your organisation as a member of staff since 2012
(3.5) Whether to your knowledge any of your staff subsequently left your organisation to work for one of thse companies
(3.6) The value or original estimated value of each inital contract as well as its final value - or current value if still underway
(3.7) The initial or estimated planned timeframe of each original contract compared to the final

Yours faithfully,

Paul Smith

Dear Mr Smith

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

This email is to advise you of the date by which you will receive a full response from us. Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act this is 20 working days from receipt (day 1 being the first working day after the request was received). A response to your request for information will be sent to you promptly and in any event no later than 22nd December 2017.

The reference for the request is 00084201, please quote it in all future correspondence.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me in the first instance.

Kind Regards,

Ravinder Singh
Information Manager

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Dear Innovate UK,
Innovate reference for the request is 00084201, please quote it in all future correspondence.
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Innovate UK's handling of my FOI request 'IT Contracts and Contractors'.

As I have not received a response in the time specified within the Freedom of Information Act I wish to instigate an internal review of this request, which is my legal right. If this is not possible, please advise me within 5 working days and I will refer this matter to the Information Commissioner's Office.

This lack of response is illegal.

Also, on 19th January I telephoned Innovate UK to chase this up and was told that Anne Dixon and Nigel Townley were the two Directors of Innovate that I need to talk to as they handled these IT contracts and signed them off. But when I asked to speak to them they left me on hold for ages and after 5 minutes I gave up.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Smith

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Dear Mr Smith

Please find attached our response to your request for internal review.

Regards

FOI Team
Innovate UK
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