Professional Services Procurement Spend

Daniel Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Tendring District Council

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Dear Tendring District Council,

I am writing to ask that you please provide me with the spend for your Professional Services procurement at the Authority, by which I mean the procurement of projects and consultancy through Statement of Work excluding temporary agency staff.

• What have you spent on Professional Services over the last 12 months?
• What did the authority spend on professional Services Between April 2019 and March 2020?
• Between April 2019 and March 2020, which categories had the highest level of spend throughout that period?
• Has the authority planned any large construction-based projects over the next two years?
• If you have got construction projects planned, please could you provide project details, budget and timeframes?
• What is the Councils current process to engage with professional service providers? Please could you provide details of the process and name third parties if they are being used.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Smith

Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

Dear Mr Smith,

Thank you for your request for information regarding Professional Services Procurement Spend, which was received on 29/10/2020. I can confirm that your enquiry is receiving attention.

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you should receive a comprehensive reply to your request within 20 working days from receipt of your enquiry.

During the pandemic please be aware that our limited resources may have been diverted away from compliance or information governance work in order to deal with emerging high priority activities. Therefore we thank you for your understanding and assure you that we will continue to respond to information requests as quickly as we are able. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has also published information on their website www.ico.org.uk.

The Council’s current activities and up to date changes to our service delivery can be found on our website at https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus

In certain circumstances, a fee may be payable for determining, locating, retrieving and extracting information and/or the cost for disbursements such as photocopying and postage. If this applies, a Fees Notice will be issued to you with details of any costs involved in advance and you will be required to pay this before I can proceed to deal with your request.

Further information about your rights is also available from the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF Telephone: 0303 123 1113, www.ico.gov.uk.

Kind regards,

Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager
Corporate Services
Tendring District Council

Phone: 01255 686063
E-mail: [Tendring District Council request email]
www.tendringdc.gov.uk
Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE

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Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

Dear Daniel

I am contacting you to advise that your enquiry is still receiving attention and that there will be a slight delay in providing the information to you.

With the current pandemic we have had to prioritise our emergency planning response within every department which has meant we have had to redistribute our resources.

Please accept the Council’s apologies for this delay, a response shall be with you as soon as possible.

During the pandemic please be advised that our limited resources may have been diverted away from compliance or information governance work in order to deal with emerging high priority activities. Therefore we thank you for your understanding and assure you that we will continue to respond to information requests as quickly as we are able. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has also published information on their website www.ico.org.uk.

The Council’s current activities and up to date changes to our service delivery can be found on our website at https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus

In certain circumstances, a fee may be payable for determining, locating, retrieving and extracting information and/or the cost for disbursements such as photocopying and postage. If this applies, a Fees Notice will be issued to you with details of any costs involved in advance and you will be required to pay this before I can proceed to deal with your request.

Further information about your rights is also available from the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF Telephone: 0303 123 1113, www.ico.gov.uk.

Kind regards,

Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager
Corporate Services
Tendring District Council

Phone: 01255 686512
E-mail: [Tendring District Council request email]
www.tendringdc.gov.uk
Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE

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Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

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Dear Daniel

 

Thank you for your request for information regarding Professional Services
procurement               , which was received on 29/10/2020, we apologise
for the delay in responding to you. With the current pandemic we have had
to prioritise our emergency planning response within every department
which has meant we have had to redistribute our resources.

 

Please see below the answers to your enquiry.

 

•            What have you spent on Professional Services over the last 12
months? - Spend is readily available on the Council's website
[1]https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/council/pe...

 

•            What did the authority spend on professional Services Between
April 2019 and March 2020? - Spend is readily available on the Council's
website ¬
[2]https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/council/pe...

 

•            Between April 2019 and March 2020, which categories had the
highest level of spend throughout that period? - Spend is readily
available on the Council's website ¬
[3]https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/council/pe...

 

•            Has the authority planned any large construction-based
projects over the next two years?  - Please see the following link to the
Council's website where we publish the budget including the General Fund
and HRA capital programmes (contained within the appendices)
[4]https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/council/pe...
any projects would be referred to in the budget.

 

•            If you have got construction projects planned, please could
you provide project details, budget and timeframes? – Please see
information below, which is also  available on the following link -
[5]https://tdcdemocracy.tendringdc.gov.uk/d...

 

 

 

•            What is the Councils current process to engage with
professional service providers? Please could you provide details of the
process and name third parties if they are being used.   - The Council
follows procurement rules and those set out in the Council’s Constitution
to engage with third parties.  Please see the following link to the
Council's website for procurement information and where you will find the
contracts register -
[6]https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/business/d...

 

 

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

 

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Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113, www.ico.gov.uk.

 

 

The Council’s current activities and up to date changes to our service
delivery can be found on our website at
https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

During the pandemic please be advised that our limited resources may have
been diverted away from compliance or information governance work in order
to deal with emerging high priority activities. Therefore we thank you for
your understanding and assure you that we will continue to respond to
information requests as quickly as we are able. The Information
Commissioners Office (ICO) has also published information on their website
www.ico.org.uk.

 

Further information about your rights is also available from the
Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF Telephone: 0303 123 1113,
www.ico.gov.uk .

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Charlene Haynes

On behalf of Corporate Information Manager

Corporate Services

Tendring District Council

Phone: 01255 686063

E-mail: [Tendring District Council request email] 

www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1SE

 

 

 

 

 

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