Re: Request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Marcus shaw made this Freedom of Information request to Great Yarmouth Borough 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 refused by Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

Dear Great Yarmouth Borough Council,

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information for the following information:
1) Does the Council currently outsource Direct Payments Support Services, Managed Accounts/Payroll Services and/ or Carers Hub Services?
2) If so, what is/are the current total contract value(s)
3) And annual contract value?
4) How long is the current contract?
5) What was its start date?
6) When does it end?
7) Has the contract been extended, or do you intend to extend?
8) If so, for how long?
9) Who is/are the current provider(s)?
10) Will you be including Children and Young People in the above contracts or tendering separate services?
11) What commissioning model do you currently use – Framework?/Block?
12) What commissioning model are you considering for future contracts, e.g., Framework/Block?
13) If these services are not currently outsourced, are there plans to do so? If so, when are they likely to be commissioned and will there be a consultation process?
14) How many Service Users are currently registered under each contract for each service?

Yours faithfully,

Marcus shaw

Freedom of Information, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

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you within 20 Working Days.

 

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Kind Regards,

 

Corporate Services.

Freedom of Information, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

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Dear Marcus,

Thank you for submitting your FOI Request. We can confirm we have received
details, the reference number is FOI-2324-595.

The response time for an FOI request is 20 working days.

Kind regards,

Andrea

Andrea Krout
Democratic Services Officer
Corporate Services
Legal and Governance
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Email: [1][Great Yarmouth Borough Council request email]
[2]www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk
Telephone: 01493846287

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Freedom of Information, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

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Dear Marcus,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST – FOI-2324-595

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is below (in blue):

 

Your request for information below has now been considered and this email
acts as a refusal under sections 41 and 43 of the Freedom of information
Act 2000. These are listed below along with our explanaiton.

Section 41 FOI (Confidentiality)

41 - Information provided in confidence.

(1)Information is exempt information if—

(a)it was obtained by the public authority from any other person
(including another public authority), and

(b)the disclosure of the information to the public (otherwise than under
this Act) by the public authority holding it would constitute a breach of
confidence actionable by that or any other person.

Section 43(2) FOI (Trade secrets and prejudice to commercial interests)

43 - Commercial interests.

(1)Information is exempt information if it constitutes a trade secret.

(2)Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act
would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any
person (including the public authority holding it).

 

Our contract with our supplier contains obligations of confidentiality in
relation to "all information designated as such by party in writing
together with all such other information which relates to the business
affairs, finance, products of either party, together with all information
which may reasonably be regarded as the confidential information of the
disclosing party".

 

We maintain that the information requested would constitute Confidential
information. We also maintain that the release of specific details
regarding the contract value and annual support & maintenance costs, are
likely to prejudice our commercial interests by making these details
public. This may be damaging to us and our suppliers standing with other
customers and to future customer tenders and quotations.

 

Details of request:

 

1)            Does the Council currently outsource Direct Payments Support
Services, Managed Accounts/Payroll Services and/ or Carers Hub Services?

2)            If so, what is/are the current total contract value(s)

3)            And annual contract value?

4)            How long is the current contract?

5)            What was its start date?

6)            When does it end?

7)            Has the contract been extended, or do you intend to extend?

8)            If so, for how long?

9)            Who is/are the current provider(s)?

10)         Will you be including Children and Young People in the above
contracts or tendering separate services?

11)         What commissioning model do you currently use –
Framework?/Block?

12)         What commissioning model are you considering for future
contracts, e.g., Framework/Block?

13)         If these services are not currently outsourced, are there
plans to do so? If so, when are they likely to be commissioned and will
there be a consultation process?

14)         How many Service Users are currently registered under each
contract for each service?

 

 

 

The answers supplied in response to your request are for your personal
use. They are copyright of Great Yarmouth Borough Council and may not be
copied, distributed, published or exploited for commercial purposes or
financial gain without the explicit written consent of Great Yarmouth
Borough Council.

 

Should you have any queries regarding the information provided, please do
not hesitate to contact us. You have the right of appeal through the
Council’s internal complaints procedure by setting out the grounds of your
appeal in writing to the email address below addressed for the attention
of the Corporate Services Manager.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Andrea

 

Andrea Krout
Democratic Services Officer
Corporate Services
Legal and Governance
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Email: [1][Great Yarmouth Borough Council request email]
[2]www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk
Telephone: 01493846287

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