Procurement - Best Value

Bethan Hughes made this Freedom of Information request to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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The request was refused by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

Dear North Wales Fire and Rescue Service,
Please could you provide me with the following information.

Could you please provide the information separately for both OJEU and non-OJEU contracts please:

What are your procurement thresholds?
How many contracts have been awarded in the last year?
How many were awarded to companies based in Wales?
How many of the awarded contracts were collaborative or joint bids?
How many of the awarded contracts in the last year, were awarded at a lower rate than the previous?
In the last year were there any contracts awarded where the contract price was higher than the previous contract, if so how many?

- Please provide contract title, value, award date and name of awarding organsisations for the contracts in the last financial year. Again, can I have information for both OJEU and non-OJEU contracts.

If you have percentage figures for the above, that would be great. If not, real figures will be fine, as long as it's consistent. Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Bethan Hughes

Brian Mottershead, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Madam,

 

I hereby acknowledge receipt of your request for information as detailed
below, which is being actioned under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. This is now receiving my attention and you will
receive a response within 20 working days. To confirm, your request was
received on 19^th October 2014 and you have supplied an email address for
response.

 

Yours faithfully,

Brian Mottershead
Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru/North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Am archwiliad diogelwch tân yn y cartref yn rhad ac am ddim, ffoniwch
0800 169 1234, e-bostiwch [1][email address] neu ymwelwch â
[2]www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk.

 

For a free home fire safety check, please call 0800 169 1234, e-mail
[3][email address] or visit
[4]www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk.

 

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Brian Mottershead, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Madam,

 

Further to your recent request made under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act regarding procurement data, please be advised that North
Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) does not have its own centralised
procurement function, and individual departments are responsible for their
own procurement within specified limits; therefore, in order to provide
you with the information on the scale that you have requested would
require searches and collation of a considerable amount of information
from those different departments.

 

Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act makes provision for public
authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of dealing
with them would exceed the appropriate limit, which for local government
is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending
18 hours in determining whether the department holds the information,
locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

 

NWFRS estimates that it will take in excess of 18 hours to determine
appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in
reference to your request. Therefore, your request will not be processed
further.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by writing to:

 

The Freedom of Information Officer

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters

Ffordd Salesbury

St Asaph Business Park

St Asaph

Denbighshire

LL17 0JJ

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours faithfully,

Brian Mottershead
Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru/North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Am archwiliad diogelwch tân yn y cartref yn rhad ac am ddim, ffoniwch
0800 169 1234, e-bostiwch [2][email address] neu ymwelwch â
[3]www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk.

 

For a free home fire safety check, please call 0800 169 1234, e-mail
[4][email address] or visit
[5]www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk.

 

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