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Professional Services Procurement Spend

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough 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,

Robert Taylor

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Taylor

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information enquiry in which you asked:

 

•            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.

 

The information requested is published online at the links detailed below
and as such Section 21 of the FOIA applies, ‘information reasonably
accessible by other means’.

The purpose of the section 21 exemption is to ensure that there is no
right of access to information via FOIA if it is available to the
applicant by another route. Section 21 is an absolute exemption which
means there is no requirement to carry out a public interest test if the
requested information is exempt. Information available via a public
authority’s publication scheme is considered to be reasonably accessible.

 

[1]https://procontract.due-north.com/Contra...

[2]https://www.local.gov.uk/sites/default/f...

[3]https://www.wirral.gov.uk/about-council/...

 

The Chest, the North West Procurement Portal, is the Council’s method for
engagement with service providers. Third parties are not used.

 

You have the right under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to ask for an internal review of the refusal of the information requested.
Please direct any request for an internal review to
[4][Wirral Borough Council request email] and your request will be allocated for
review.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of an internal review you also
have the right to complain to the information Commissioner, who can be
contacted at [5]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

PO Box 290
Brighton Street
Wallasey
CH27 9FQ

 

Email: [6][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

Visit our website: [7]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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3. https://www.wirral.gov.uk/about-council/...
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5. https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/
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7. http://www.wirral.gov.uk/

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