Professional Services Procurement Spend

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

Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

The request was successful.

Dear Babergh 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

Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council,

1 Attachment

Reference: FOI-256295676
Date of request: 02/10/2020
Title of request: Professional Services Procurement Spend Babergh DC

Dear Daniel Smith,

Babergh and Mid Suffolk Freedom Of Information
 
Thank you for completing the Freedom of Information Request form.
We have received your request and will respond promptly and in any event
not later than the twentieth working day following the date of receipt.
The 20 working day clock starts the next working day after the request is
received.

 
Freedom of Information Team
Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council
If you wish to contact either Babergh District Council or Mid Suffolk
District Council please visit our websites [1]www.babergh.gov.uk or
[2]www.midsuffolk.gov.uk and click on Contact Us.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOT MONITORED, IT IS ONLY FOR THE ISSUE
OF AUTOMATED RESPONSES.
 

Emails sent to and from this organisation will be monitored in accordance
with the law to ensure compliance with policies and to minimize any
security risks. The information contained in this email or any of its
attachments may be privileged or confidential and is intended for the
exclusive use of the addressee. Any unauthorised use may be unlawful. If
you receive this email by mistake, please advise the sender immediately by
using the reply facility in your email software. Opinions, conclusions and
other information in this email that do not relate to the official
business of Babergh District Council and/or Mid Suffolk District Council
shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by Babergh District
Council and/or Mid Suffolk District Council.

Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council (BMSDC) will be
Data Controllers of the information you are providing. As required by the
Data Protection Act 2018 the information will be kept safe, secure,
processed and only shared for those purposes or where it is allowed by
law. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal
details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have
requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information about you
that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, in
accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and used only to provide the
services or information you have requested.
For more information on how we do this and your rights in regards to your
personal information and how to access it, visit our website.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.babergh.gov.uk/
2. http://www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/

Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council,

Reference: FOI-256295676
Date of request: 02/10/2020
Title of request: Professional Services Procurement Spend Babergh DC

Dear Daniel Smith,

Please see below response to your request:

 

•            What have you spent on Professional Services over the last 12
months? We are unable to breakdown spend based on Professional Services
spend.

We do not have a Professional Services spend category. Pleased define what
specific spend information on Professional Services you require. 

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

We do not have a Professional Services spend category. Pleased define what
specific spend information on Professional Services you require. 

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

We do not have a Professional Services spend category. Pleased define what
specific spend information on Professional Services you require. 

Services you require.

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

Yes, although no finalised procurement plans. 

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

As and when these are finalised these will be listed on Suffolk Sourcing -
http://www.suffolksourcing.uk/. 

•            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.

All opportunities are advertised via Suffolk Sourcing -
http://www.suffolksourcing.uk/

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Please contact us if you wish to re-use
the information for commercial purposes so that the appropriate licence
can be issued (in some instances a fee will be payable). Additionally, you
must ensure that you gain permission before reproducing any third party
(non Babergh/Mid Suffolk District Council copyright) information.

If you are unhappy with this response you may request an internal review
of this matter via the Council’s corporate complaints procedure. Internal
review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of
receipt of the response. If you are not content with the outcome of the
review you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at the
following address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. Tel: 01625 545 745 Email:
[email address].

 
Freedom of Information Team
Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council
If you wish to contact either Babergh District Council or Mid Suffolk
District Council please visit our websites [1]www.babergh.gov.uk or
[2]www.midsuffolk.gov.uk and click on Contact Us.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOT MONITORED, IT IS ONLY FOR THE ISSUE
OF AUTOMATED RESPONSES.
 

Emails sent to and from this organisation will be monitored in accordance
with the law to ensure compliance with policies and to minimize any
security risks. The information contained in this email or any of its
attachments may be privileged or confidential and is intended for the
exclusive use of the addressee. Any unauthorised use may be unlawful. If
you receive this email by mistake, please advise the sender immediately by
using the reply facility in your email software. Opinions, conclusions and
other information in this email that do not relate to the official
business of Babergh District Council and/or Mid Suffolk District Council
shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by Babergh District
Council and/or Mid Suffolk District Council.

Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council (BMSDC) will be
Data Controllers of the information you are providing. As required by the
Data Protection Act 2018 the information will be kept safe, secure,
processed and only shared for those purposes or where it is allowed by
law. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal
details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have
requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information about you
that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, in
accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and used only to provide the
services or information you have requested.
For more information on how we do this and your rights in regards to your
personal information and how to access it, visit our website.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.babergh.gov.uk/
2. http://www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/