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Procurement & Oversight of Welcome to Yorkshire

Gwen Swinburn made this Freedom of Information request to York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership as part of a batch sent to 23 authorities
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Dear FOI

I am trying to discover the procurement and governance arrangements regarding your procurement, oversight and evaluation of activities and services procured from Welcome to Yorkshire

1. For every year since 2010 please provide recorded information of all payments made by the authority to Welcome to Yorkshire. Please identify within those payments those payments related to a) subscriptions, b) those related to TDF and TDY and other cycle races and (c) other matters

2. As Welcome to Yorkshire is it seems a private company, yet in receipt of tens of millions of taxpayers investment, without public sector ownership, the authority has to procure within EU, UK public sector procurement rules and your own authority requirements. Accordingly, please provide within this request in (1) for each financial year since 2014/5 -2018/9 (to date) an annotation of where the spend decision was made, if a tender or other process was undertaken and specific committee/Exec Member or Officer recorded decision & report. If no decision record please advise.

3. Please confirm and provide recorded information that, as this is a private company, that you satisfied yourselves and members that at no time were you breaching State Aid rules. If no such record exits please advise.

4. Please provide for each cycle race the business case and evaluation as submitted to members. If none provided please advise.

5. Please confirm if any internal audits were undertaken by your authority on any expenditure with W2Y, please provide all recorded information on these. If none undertaken, please advise.

Yours faithfully,

Gwen Swinburn

Enquiries businessinspiredgrowth, York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Dear Gwen,

Thank you for your FOI request which has now been forwarded for processing.

You will receive a response shortly, outlining the timescales of the request and any further information required.

With warm regards,
Aissa

Aissa Gallie
Head of LEP Communications and Engagement
York, North Yorkshire, East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership
07580 448366

For more information on the work of the LEP visit www.businessinspiredgrowth.com
To find help for small business owners visit www.HowsBusiness.org

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Enquiries businessinspiredgrowth, York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Dear Gwen,

Your FOI request has been logged as the following: FOI N5167

I have been advised that your request will be processed and information returned within 20 working days.

Many Thanks,
Aissa

Aissa Gallie
Head of LEP Communications and Engagement
York, North Yorkshire, East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership
07580 448366

For more information on the work of the LEP visit www.businessinspiredgrowth.com
To find help for small business owners visit www.HowsBusiness.org

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Good morning, please see the responses below.

 

1. For every year since 2010 please provide  recorded information of all
payments made by the authority to Welcome to Yorkshire. Please identify
within those payments those payments related to a) subscriptions, b) those
related to TDF and TDY and other cycle races and (c) other matters

 

Attached is the W2Y Contract & Claim Forms relating to a payment of
£58,000 in 2013/14. This payment specifically funded a post to engage and
support local businesses in the lead up to the Tour De France to enable
them to capitalise on opportunity. .

 

2. As Welcome to Yorkshire is it seems a private company, yet in receipt
of tens of millions of taxpayers investment, without public sector
ownership, the authority has to procure within EU, UK public sector
procurement rules and your own authority requirements. Accordingly, please
provide within this request in (1) for each financial year since 2014/5
-2018/9 (to date) an annotation of where the spend decision was made,  if
a tender or other process was undertaken and  specific committee/Exec
Member or Officer recorded decision & report. If no decision record please
advise.

 

No payments were made in the period 2014/15-2018/19

 

3. Please confirm and provide recorded information that, as this is a
private company, that you satisfied yourselves and members that at no time
were you breaching State Aid rules. If no such record exits please advise.

 

No record exists re state aid

 

4. Please provide for each cycle race the business case and evaluation as
submitted to members. If none provided please advise.

 

Attached is the evaluation of the above grant payment of £58,000, this was
not submitted to the LEP Board, however in addition we attach a paper
which went to the LEP Board in November 2014 together with the Board
minute advising we should not consider funding without a full business
plan and appraisal. A further verbal update was provided in April 2015.
The Board minute is attached.

 

5. Please confirm if any internal  audits were undertaken by your
authority on any expenditure with W2Y, please provide all recorded
information on these. If none undertaken, please advise.

 

No internal  audits have taken place.

 

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