Professional Services Procurement Spend

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Dear Canterbury City 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

CCC FOI, Canterbury City Council

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Reference:         9605

Title:                   Professional Services Procurement Spend

Date of reply:    28 October 2020  

 

 

Question 1

What have you spent on Professional Services over the last 12 months?

 

Our response:

Information concerning council spend reporting and contracted services is
available via the public domain.

Information concerning council spends is available here;
[3]https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/info/20031...

A copy of the council contracts register is available via the Kent
Business Portal, which can be found here;
[4]https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk/

 

Question 2

What did the authority spend on professional Services Between April 2019
and March 2020?

 

Our response:

See above.

 

Question 3

Between April 2019 and March 2020, which categories had the highest level
of spend throughout that period?

 

Our response:

See above.

 

Question 4

Has the authority planned any large construction-based projects over the
next two years?

 

Our response:

Beach Street Development

 

Question 5

If you have got construction projects planned, please could you provide
project details, budget and timeframes?

 

Our response:

This information is available via the contracts register on the [5]Kent
Business Portal.

 

Question 6

What is the Council's 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.

 

Our response:

We engage with professional parties either by invitation to quote to a
select number of parties which is at the discretion of the client
department (adhering to the Councils Contract Standing Orders, details of
which are available the [6]Constitution of the Council), or we advertise
on the [7]Kent Business Portal.

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