Procurement of Contractors and Construction Consultancy Services

Nicola made this Freedom of Information request to Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

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From: Nicola

14 June 2010

Dear Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College,

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 extension periods to the frameworks
e. The name and contact email of person responsible for the
frameworks.

Yours faithfully,

Nicola

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From: Nicola

22 July 2010

Dear Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Barrow-in-Furness
Sixth Form College's handling of my FOI request 'Procurement of
Contractors and Construction Consultancy Services'.

This request is now overdue and I would request that it is dealt
with, within the next 5 working days

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

Yours faithfully,

Nicola

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From: Alan Eccles
Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

16 August 2010

Nicola,

Regarding you request for information please note the following two
points:

a. there is no record of receiving the earlier e-mail

b. the time limit is extended for educational establishments when the
request is made near the start of a holiday

To answer your request Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College rarely
procures "contractors and consultancy consultancy services".

However, on these rare occasions the college follows its own financial
regulations, in that if the costs of these services is in excess of
£10,000 then a minimum of three competitive quotations must be obtained.

I hope this answers your query.

Alan Eccles

Director of Finance & Estates

Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

Rating Lane

Barrow-in-Furness

Cumbria

LA13 9LE

01229 841208

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Ben Harris left an annotation (16 December 2010)

Quote-marks I think the College is wrong in claiming it's entitled to an extension of time: it's a sixth form college corporation, and those aren't among the classes of institution granted an extension.

Orders granting extensions:
<http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2004/...> (E&W schools)
<http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2009/...> (NI schools)
<http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/...> (Academies)

Order making Barrow SFC a sixth form college corporation:
<http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/...>

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