PFI PPP Safety Audit

Stuart Gamblin made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridgeshire County Council

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The request was refused by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

This request for information is an attempt to seek reassurance about the safety of public buildings in the light of the findings revealed in the Inquiry commissioned following the collapse of a school building wall in Edinburgh and subsequent closure of 17 schools.

Please answer the following for each PFI/PPP schemes in the local authority area treating each scheme as a separate request.

Please provide all documents showing how your organisation has responded to the findings contained in the report on Edinburgh Schools Construction by John Cole: including, but not limited to memos, emails, minutes, reports.

I would like to understand the expertise and resource committed by your organisation to the management and oversight of PFI schemes from procurement through to ongoing contract operation. Please provide documents relating to the PFI Team(s) allocated to each project its makeup and structure of the team during each project phase. This may comprise terms of reference, organisation chart, post titles and role profiles.

Provide the deed of appointment for the Independent Certifier and any other documents setting out the scope of that role. Please confirm the level of indemnity insurance and liability period.

Please confirm whether your organisation employed a member of the Institute of Clerk of Works or an inspector of similar standing and assigned them to each construction site. If someone in this role was employed please confirm their level of qualification, the salary associated with this role and how much time was allocated to per project/site.

Please provide a list of all enforcement or improvement notices served; investigations carried out and reports commissioned into fire safety (include dates and specify who commissioned or issued these) Please provide copies of all items listed.

Provide details of all attempts to make deductions relating to structural defects for each project. Confirm the amount, what it was for, and when the deduction was made.C

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Gamblin

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Stuart

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 7858

Thank you for your email of 22nd May in which you requested information about PFI Safety Audit.

Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days, in this instance by 20th June.

If we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this request.

Yours sincerely,

David Price - Information Management Analyst
Business Intelligence Team – Information and Records
Tel. 01223 743881, Email: [Cambridgeshire County Council request email]
Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

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Dear Stuart Gamblin

 

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref: 7858

 

I write with reference to your e-mail of 22/05/2017 regarding Response to
Edinburtgh Schools Construction report.

 

We have considered your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act. Please find our response attached.

 

I hope this information is helpful but if you are unhappy with the service
you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint
or request a review, you should write to Information Management, at either
[1][Cambridgeshire County Council request email] or by post at Box No. OCT1224, Shire Hall,
Cambridge CB3 0AP within 40 days of the date of this e-mail.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, or via their website: [2]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Generally, the ICO will not undertake a review or make a decision on a
request until the internal review process has been completed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jessie Holder – Information Management Analyst

Business Intelligence Team – Information and Records

Tel. 01223 699137, Email: [3][Cambridgeshire County Council request email]

Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3
0AP

 

 

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Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cambridgeshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'PFI PPP Safety Audit'.

My request has been refused under Section 12. I would request that this decision and the handling of my request by reviewed.

I have not been offered any advice or guidance on how I might reduce the scope of my request in order for it to be answered within 18 hours. Not only was I not offered this form of assistance, but in engaging S.12 of the act I do not feel that enough information has been provided as an estimate of how the time/cost limit would be exceeded for me to even make any arguments against that, or to resubmit a refined request.

Under Section 16 of the Act

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

Yours faithfully,

Stuart Gamblin

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Gamblin

Thank you for your email. We will take forward an internal review into the handling of your request. We aim to complete this within twenty working days, making a deadline of 24 July.

Yours sincerely

Business Intelligence Team – Information and Records
Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Mr Gamblin

 

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref: 7858

 

We have considered your request for an internal review. Please find our
response attached.

 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, or via their website: [1]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Business Intelligence Team – Information and Records

Cambridgeshire County Council

 

The information in this email is confidential and may be legally
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