Request for documentation and internal discussions regarding NEPRO and any related or similar contracts with V4 Solutions Ltd and V4 Holdings Ltd

Arthur Burden made this Freedom of Information request to North East Procurement Organisation

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Dear North Eastern Purchasing Organisation,

I'm requesting release of all documents concerning contracts with NEPRO, V4 Solutions or V4 holdings limited, including but not limited to:
- original OJEU invitation to tender which led to the creation of NEPRO
- submissions for this contract (with appropriate portions redacted)
- review, scoring, evaluation, and award process including information on decision-making and individuals involved
- award notice
- correspondence regarding the operations and management of the contract since award, and any replacement or continuation contract being considered
- any correspondence regarding the name, NEPRO Ltd, and similarities and risks of 'passing off' or any other confusion between NEPRO and NEPO
- any legal opinion sought at any point regarding this contract or issues arising from it
and data held on monitoring and management of the contract, including but not limited to:
- volumes, prices, clients
- monitoring of the process of advertisement and award
- monitoring of vendor neutrality (as advertised in NEPRO's name 'the neutral vendor solution for expert professional services')
- any data held on relationships and chinese walls or other confidentiality arrangements between NEPRO, the owning company V4 holdings, and the consultancy/agency also wholly owned by V4 holdings, V4 solutions ltd.
- any complaints, compliments, comments, or other correspondence received externally to NEPO regarding this contract or the undertakings of NEPRO ltd.
And any other information relevant to the question of the legality and propriety of the operations of NEPRO Ltd.

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Burden

NEPO Governance, North East Procurement Organisation

Thank you for your request dated 9 February 2017 under the Freedom of
Information Act. We received your request on 9 February 2017 and will
respond in accordance with FOI by 9 March 2017.
Governance Team
North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
[1][email address] | +(0) 191 2613940 | [2]nepo.org
Guildhall, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3AF

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Dear Sir
Freedom of Information request - Request for documentation and internal
discussions regarding NEPRO and any related or similar contracts with V4
Solutions Ltd and V4 Holdings Ltd
Please find attached our response to the above query in the attachment
named "Freedom of Information Request (Narrative)" and supporting
documents.
Kind regards
Governance Team
North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
[1][email address] | +(0) 191 2613940 | [2]nepo.org
Guildhall, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3AF

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Dear NEPO Governance,

Thanks for your reply. This reply appears to relate to a contact let in 2015. I understand that there was a separate contract let in 2012, please can you provide the same details for that?

Yours sincerely,

Arthur Burden

NEPO Governance, North East Procurement Organisation

Dear Arthur
It is noted that we have received a related FOI request (dated 21st March
2017) which further clarifies the details of this request.
On that basis, we will provide a response to your clarified request dated
21st March 2017 within 20 working days of that request. 
Kind regards
NEPO Governance Team
Governance Team
North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
[1][email address] | +(0) 191 2613940 | [2]nepo.org
Guildhall, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3AF

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