Management Services arrangement for Doncaster East IDB

Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum made this Freedom of Information request to Doncaster East Internal Drainage Board

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Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Dear Doncaster East Internal Drainage Board, FAO Chairman and full Board membership.

Please provide a copy of the Management Service contract / agreement / arrangement under which DEIDB currently receives its Clerk and Engineer services.

Yours faithfully,

The Executive

Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Alison Briggs,

2 Attachments

Please find attached Doncaster East IDB response to FOI request as above

 

Kind regards,

For and on behalf of the Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards,

 

 

 

Alison Briggs BSc (Hons)Env.Sc., MSc Env.Mngt: Climate Change

Environment Officer and Administrator to the Board

 

JBA Consulting, Epsom House, Chase Park, Redhouse Interchange, Doncaster,
South Yorkshire, DN6 7FE. Telephone: +441302 337798
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Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Dear DEIDB Chairman & DEIDB Members

Thank you for arranging for the partial DEIDB Management Service provision document to be provided to the Executive.

The document received appears to be a 128 page pdf of which there are 70 + 8 plus other unknown number of pages missing. A number of blank pages have handwritten annotations made in respect of these missing pages, for example:
"Following 70 pages contain NEC3 professional services conditions copyright to NEC Director Thomas Telford Ltd."
"Following 8 pages contain NEC3 professional services copyright to NEC Director Thomas Telford Ltd."
"Commercially sensitive and data protected information."
"Following pages have not been copied under Part C Freedom of Information Exclusion Schedule".
"Exempt contains personal data protected information." and
"Commercially sensitive and data protected information."

In light of the above, to clarify:
Part C Freedom of Information Exclusion Schedule clearly details a period of time that particular types of information may be with-held for. In light of this the Executive seek confirmation that the document is
(1) a partially completed tender response,
(2) which is the 'agreement' under which JBA Bentley Ltd provide management services to DEIDB
(3) has in excess of 78 pages missing and
(4) will DEIDB please clarify the nature of the information in each of those pages and the reason for the redaction(s) ?

The Executive look forward to a detailed explanation as to why DEIDB Members believe that so many pages qualify for 'Exclusion' particularly in light of the documents age.

Yours sincerely,
The Executive
Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Alison Briggs,

1 Attachment

Dear Ms Kirk,

Please find response attached to your request for further information regarding Management Services.

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Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

FAO: Chairman DEIDB & all Board Members

Thank you for the response to the Executive's request for clarification on the management service provision by JBA Bentley Ltd.

The Executive note Ms Briggs response to the fourth bullet point and interpretation of the eligibility for exemption of Part C information, citing the exemption period has not expired.

The substantially redacted document provided by DEIDB was signed by Jeremy Benn (Director) 1 November 2013, and therein it clearly states that Part C FoI Exclusions Schedule allows PSC7 & PSC8, both Pricing Data, exemption for 1 year. Questions / Answers relating to Output Specification is exempt for 3 years.

Given the above, we respectfully repeat the initial request for the information as detailed above.

Yours sincerely,
The Executive:
Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

FAO: Chairman DEIDB & all Board Members

Just to add that although Ms Briggs letter indicates "enc. Management Services Contract", there was no second attachment uploaded to the WDTK website 30 November 2015.

With apologies for a second reply but we believe accuracy is important.

Yours sincerely,
The Executive:
Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Alison Briggs,

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Dear Mrs Kirk,

Please find attached correspondence and attachments in connection with above FOI request.

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Alison Briggs,

Dear Mrs Kirk,

Noted.

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Alison Briggs,

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[Subject only] FW: FOI request to Doncaster East IDB requesting Management Services Contract

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Alison Briggs,

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[Subject only] FW: FOI request to Doncaster East IDB requesting Management Services Contract

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Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

FAO: Chairman & all Board Members DEIDB

The Executive are in partial receipt of the information requested 30 November 2015.

We received a heavily redacted, poorly scanned two page A3 document entitled 'Project related staff', twice. The covering letter did not indicate whether it was PSC7 or PSC8.

The Executive would appreciate clarification of the reference number of the 'Project related staff' document .

Please also provide the other, second document, detailed in Part C of the DEIDB 'contract' signed by Jeremy Benn as Director of JBA Bentley Ltd on 1 November 2013. We would add that readable copies would be appreciated.

Yours sincerely,
The Executive,
Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Alison Briggs,

1 Attachment

Please find attached correspondence relating to the above.

 

Kind regards,

For and on behalf of the Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards,

 

 

 

Alison Briggs BSc (Hons)Env.Sc., MSc Env.Mngt: Climate Change

Environment Officer and Administrator to the Board

 

JBA Consulting, Epsom House, Chase Park, Redhouse Interchange, Doncaster,
South Yorkshire, DN6 7FE. Telephone: +441302 337798
WEM Framework Suppliers 2013-2017 and the Shire Group of IDBs is a member
of the JBA group of companies.
The JBA Group supports the JBA Trust. [1]Follow us on Twitter
@JBAConsulting This email is covered by the [2]JBA Consulting email
disclaimer
JBA Consulting is the trading name of Jeremy Benn Associates Limited,
registered in England, company number 03246693, South Barn, Broughton
Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3AE.
[3]www.shiregroup-idbs.gov.uk

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Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

FAO: Chairman & all Board Members DEIDB

With reference to Ms Brigg's letter 2014s1006-5-1-E005-008 received 7 December 2015.

To refer the Board to our FoI request of 27 November 2015 (repeated in entirity below) in which we request

Part C PSC7 & PSC8

To date only one of these documents has been received, the 'agreement / arrangement / contract' signed by Jeremy Benn on 1 November 2013 clearly states that the above two documents have a one year exemption term.

We look forward to receipt of both these documents in a readable format and no redactions.

To add that we requested in (4) will DEIDB please clarify the nature of the information in
each of those pages and the reason for the redaction(s) ?

To avoid confusion 'each' would generally be interpreted as a single entity. The intention had been to seek an explanation as to why each of the 78+ pages have been removed, we note the generic rather than specific synopsis provided by Ms Briggs. We will not at this point trouble the Board to require a response as requested, but the Executive reserve the right to return to this partial compliance with FoIA on this point.

Yours sincerely,
The Executive
Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

27 November 2015

Dear DEIDB Chairman & DEIDB Members

Thank you for arranging for the partial DEIDB Management Service
provision document to be provided to the Executive.

The document received appears to be a 128 page pdf of which there
are 70 + 8 plus other unknown number of pages missing. A number of
blank pages have handwritten annotations made in respect of these
missing pages, for example:
"Following 70 pages contain NEC3 professional services conditions
copyright to NEC Director Thomas Telford Ltd."
"Following 8 pages contain NEC3 professional services copyright to
NEC Director Thomas Telford Ltd."
"Commercially sensitive and data protected information."
"Following pages have not been copied under Part C Freedom of
Information Exclusion Schedule".
"Exempt contains personal data protected information." and
"Commercially sensitive and data protected information."

In light of the above, to clarify:
Part C Freedom of Information Exclusion Schedule clearly details a
period of time that particular types of information may be
with-held for. In light of this the Executive seek confirmation
that the document is
(1) a partially completed tender response,
(2) which is the 'agreement' under which JBA Bentley Ltd provide
management services to DEIDB
(3) has in excess of 78 pages missing and
(4) will DEIDB please clarify the nature of the information in each
of those pages and the reason for the redaction(s) ?

The Executive look forward to a detailed explanation as to why
DEIDB Members believe that so many pages qualify for 'Exclusion'
particularly in light of the documents age.

Yours sincerely,
The Executive
Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum

Alison Briggs,

1 Attachment

Please find attached correspondence relating to the above.

 

Kind regards,

For and on behalf of the Shire Group of Internal Drainage Boards,

 

 

 

Alison Briggs BSc (Hons)Env.Sc., MSc Env.Mngt: Climate Change

Environment Officer and Administrator to the Board

 

JBA Consulting, Epsom House, Chase Park, Redhouse Interchange, Doncaster,
South Yorkshire, DN6 7FE. Telephone: +441302 337798
WEM Framework Suppliers 2013-2017 and the Shire Group of IDBs is a member
of the JBA group of companies.
The JBA Group supports the JBA Trust. [1]Follow us on Twitter
@JBAConsulting This email is covered by the [2]JBA Consulting email
disclaimer
JBA Consulting is the trading name of Jeremy Benn Associates Limited,
registered in England, company number 03246693, South Barn, Broughton
Hall, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3AE.
[3]www.shiregroup-idbs.gov.uk

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