Procurement of Contractors and Construction Consultancy Services

Keith Griffiths made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Keith Griffiths

Dear Department for Communities and Local Government,

Can you please tell me the following:

1. How you procure Construction Consultancy Services
2. How you procure Construction Contractors
3. If by your own framework, please tell me:
a. The titles and content of the relevant frameworks
b. Who is on the current frameworks
c. The start and end dates of the frameworks
d. Any possible extention periods to the frameworks
e. The name and contact email of person responsible for the

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Keith Griffiths

Mitch Smith, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Dear Keith,

I am writing in response to your e-mail of 20 April 2010 requesting
information about the procurement of construction consultancy and
construction contractors. Your request has been considered under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Department has minimal construction spend. Any expenditure would be
aligned with the Office of Government Commerce's collaborative procurement
strategy and would go through frameworks let by the OGC's Executive Agency
Buying Solutions. Details of their various frameworks can be found on
their website at [1]

Communities and Local Government as an organisation aims to be as helpful
as possible in the way it deals with requests for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004. If, however, you are not satisfied with the way in which
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If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Mitch Smith MCIPS
Procurement Adviser
Department of Communities and Local Government
Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
TN37 7GA
Landline: 0303 44 41035
[mobile number]

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