Procurement of Consultancy Services

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Benjamin Barnes

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please could you provide a breakdown of which mechanisms you procure consultancy services from, specifically:

1. Do you use national procurement frameworks to procure consultancy?
a. If so, which frameworks do you use, and what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the frameworks you are part of.

2. Do you use third party neutral vendors/procurement solution providers (eg ESPO, Bloom, Procurement hub) to procure consultancy?
a. If so which do you use, and what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the vendors you use.

3. Do you use internal frameworks to procure consultancy? (IE frameworks that are not national, that you administer yourselves or share with a small number of other local authorities)
a. If so what proportion of your consultancy spend over the last 12 months has been on each of the frameworks you have and when will they expire/re-open for applications.

4. Have you procured consultancy services through your own unique, project specific tender processes? (for example advertising a tender for a specific consultancy piece of work)
a. If so what proportion of your consultancy spend was procured through this route, and where do you advertise such opportunities?

5. Have you procured consultancy services through any other mechanisms in the last 12 months? (for example direct awards). If so what proportion of your consultancy spend was this for.

Yours faithfully,

Benjamin Barnes

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Michelle Carroll, Bradford City Council

Dear Benjamin

 

Thank you for your FOI request to Bradford Council.

 

To enable me to progress your request please can you clarify what you mean
by “consultancy” and give examples of the types of consultancy you require
this information on.

 

If I do not hear from you by Friday 2nd August 2019 this request will be
closed and no further action taken.

 

thanks

 

Michelle Carroll
Information and Compliance Manager
Department of Corporate Resources

Tel: 01274 434656    [mobile number]st Floor, Britannia House, Bradford BD1 1HX

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Corporate Resources

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Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film

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Benjamin Barnes

Dear Michelle Carroll,

My request is in regards to Business Consultancy e.g. Project Management and Change Management.

Yours sincerely,

Benjamin Barnes

Michelle Carroll, Bradford City Council

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Benjamin

 

Please find attached the response to your FOI request to Bradford Council.

 

thanks

 

Michelle Carroll
Information and Compliance Manager
Department of Corporate Resources

Tel: 01274 434656    [mobile number]st Floor, Britannia House, Bradford BD1 1HX

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Corporate Resources

“Working with people and partners for a healthier, caring, more prosperous
and sustainable Bradford District.”

Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film

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Dear Michelle Carroll,

Thank you for your response. The links you attached was useful, however, it did not provide me with some of the information I asked for me. As you cannot provide me with a breakdown of your spend please can you provide me with a list of the frameworks that you have used in the past.

Yours sincerely,

Benjamin Barnes

Michelle Carroll, Bradford City Council

Dear Benjamin

You have said "please can you provide me with a list of the frameworks that you have used in the past".

Please can you let me have dates (start / end) from which you require this information.

thanks

Michelle Carroll
Information and Compliance Manager
Department of Corporate Resources
Tel: 01274 434656    [mobile number]st Floor, Britannia House, Bradford BD1 1HX
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Corporate Resources
“Working with people and partners for a healthier, caring, more prosperous and sustainable Bradford District.”
Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film
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Dear Michelle Carroll,

Thanks for your response to my clarification. Please can you provide the past 12 months.

Yours sincerely,

Benjamin Barnes

Michelle Carroll, Bradford City Council

Dear Benjamin

The Council does not hold a list of frameworks that have been used for consultancy in the past 12 months.

Thank you

Michelle Carroll
Information and Compliance Manager
Department of Corporate Resources
Tel: 01274 434656    [mobile number]st Floor, Britannia House, Bradford BD1 1HX
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Corporate Resources
“Working with people and partners for a healthier, caring, more prosperous and sustainable Bradford District.”
Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film
This email, and any attachments, may contain Protected or Restricted information and is intended solely for the individual to whom it is addressed. It may contain sensitive or protectively marked material and should be handled accordingly. If this email has been misdirected, please notify the author immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on any of the information contained in it or attached, and all copies must be deleted immediately. Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any software viruses, any attachments to this email may nevertheless contain viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify.  You should therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any documents. Bradford Council will not accept any liability for damage caused by computer viruses emanating from any attachment or other document supplied with this email. Emails may be subject to recording and/or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

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