Settled Status - external suppliers

Axel Antoni made this Freedom of Information request to Home Office

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Dear Home Office,

Please provide breakdown of external cost for the Settled Status scheme by supplier in line with the “Crown Commercial Service Publication of Central Government Tenders and Contracts - Central Government Transparency Guidance Note”

Yours faithfully,

Axel Antoni

FOI Requests, Home Office

Axel Antoni,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your requests.

They have been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 51766). We will aim to send you a full response by 31/01/2019 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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Commercial Directorate FOIs, Home Office

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Dear Mr Antoni

Please find attached a request for clarification in response to your FOI
request, our reference 51766

 

Kind regards

 

 

A Feheley

Home Office - Commercial
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Dear Commercial Directorate FOIs,

1) You asked me to provide clarification for the following:
Please define what you mean by ‘Settled Status’; if this is an attribute of a grouping of individual’s
currently receiving assistance from the Home Office, please further clarify which Home Office
initiative[s] apply. Or does ‘Settled Status’ refer to the status of the external Suppliers involved?

2) Please also define the timeframe of costs information you seek, for example which financial or
calendar year.

Regarding point 1) I am referring to the total value of contracts awarded by supplier in relation to the Settled Status scheme for EU citizens

Regarding point 2) I am asking for the total value of any contracts awarded by supplier since June 23rd, 2016.

To specify value and time I am referring to the value over the whole period of contract until contract end.

Yours sincerely,

Axel Antoni

FOI Requests, Home Office

Mr. Antoni,

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 51983). We will aim to send you a full response by 18/02/2019 which is twenty working days from the date we received your request.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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Commercial Directorate FOIs, Home Office

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Dear Mr Antoni

Please find attached response to your FOI enquiry, our reference 51983.

 

I note you have been seeking response to the original enquiry raised under
our reference 51766.

When a clarification is sought the enquiry timeframe stops. 

Once clarification is received a new FOI incidence is raised with a new
timeframe (20 working days)

 

Kind regards

 

 

A Feheley

Home Office - Commercial
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Dear Commercial Directorate FOIs,
thank you very much for your reply. Could you please confirm that there are no other contracts with external suppliers than the ones listed in your reply?

The below article listed the following additional suppliers for the EU Settlement system:
"BJSS, Capgemini, Deloitte Digital, PA Consulting"

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/09...

Yours sincerely,

Axel Antoni

Dear Commercial Directorate FOIs,

Having read through the response again I have noted that you are referencing to my request 51766. This request is separate to this request and I still expect reply.

Yours sincerely,

Axel Antoni

Commercial Directorate FOIs, Home Office

Dear Mr Antoni
Thank you for your message regarding FOI reference 51766.

We were not able to respond to the question raised under FOI reference 51766 without clarification.

To confirm where clarification of an FOI request takes place that FOI incidence stops. This is what happened to the request under reference 51766. There are no actions required of the Home Office under request 51766.

When a clarification is received from the requestor this is registered as a fresh FOI incidence which in this instance was the request registered under reference 51983.

We consider response given under FOI 51983 answers your request.

If you are dissatisfied with this response you may request an independent internal review of our handling of your request by submitting a complaint within two months to [email address], quoting reference 51766. If you ask for an internal review, it would be helpful if you could say why you are dissatisfied with the response.

As part of any internal review the Department's handling of your information request would be reassessed by staff who were not involved in providing you with this response. If you were to remain dissatisfied after an internal review, you would have a right of complaint to the Information Commissioner as established by section 50 of the FOIA.

Kind regards

A Feheley
Home Office - Commercial

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Dear Commercial Directorate FOIs,

Thank you for your swift response. My request 51766 clearly sets out what I wanted to understand in detail:

This request is referring to document “ Impact Assessment for EU Settlement Scheme” (IA No: HO0316 )

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukia/2018...

Regarding above mentioned document I have the following information request:

Advertising, Outreach & Legal Advice
a) Please confirm that advertising, outreach & legal advice to EU citizens form part of the £360 - £410 million.

b) Please breakdown how much of the £360-£410 million within the impact assessment was budgeted for:
1) Advertisement of the scheme
2) Legal advice
3) Other outreach activities.

Clarification of request:
1) the request is in regards to planned cost in the " Impact Assessment for EU Settlement Scheme” (IA No: HO0316 ) not tendered external contracts for the development of the Settled Status application app.
2) the request is specific on outreach, advertising and legal advice provided to EU citizens as planned within the £360m - £410m of the assessed cost in the impact assessment.
3) This includes both internal and external cost planned/assessed.

In short, how much of the £360m - £410m cost of the scheme as assessed in the "Impact Assessment for EU Settlement Scheme” (IA No: HO0316 ) was planned for:
1) Advertisement of the scheme
2) Legal advice to EU citizens
3) Other EU citizens outreach activities.

Yours sincerely,

Axel Antoni

FOI Requests, Home Office

Dear Axel Antoni,

 

Thank you for contacting the Home Office. We will deal with your email as
an internal review request.

 

This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 51983). We will aim to
send you a full response by 13/03/2019 which is twenty working days from
the date we received your request.

 

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Thank you,

 

N McKenzie

Home Office

 

 

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Dear FOI Requests,
Please provide me with update on this Freedom of Information Act request as the deadline passed today.

Many Thanks,

Axel Antoni

FOI Responses, Home Office

Dear Mr Antoni

 

Thank you for your email dated 13 March in which you ask for an update on
your request for an internal review of FOI case reference 51983.

 

We are currently working on your request. Although we cannot provide a
date by which  a full response will be sent, we will send this as soon as
possible.

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Performance, Assurance and Governance Directorate

Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London SW1P 4DF

 

 

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Dear Home Office,

It has now been 9 weeks (45 working days) since my initial review request on February 13th. May I please ask you to advise me when I can expect a response.

Yours faithfully,

Axel Antoni

FOI Responses, Home Office

Dear Mr Antoni

 

Thank you for your email dated 16 April asking for an update on your
request for an internal reveiw of FOI case reference 51983.

 

Please accept our apologies for the continued delay in sending this
response.

 

We are currently working on your request and although we cannot provide a
specific date by which the final response will be sent, we will do so as
soon as possible.

 

Thank you for your patience regarding your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Performance, Assurance and Governance Directorate

Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London SW1P 4DF

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Dear Home Office,

In regards to this request the maximum recommended 60 working days time limit has now passed. It would be appreciated if either a) I receive the requested information within the next 5 working days or b) receive an explanation which reasonably explains the delay in detail.

Yours faithfully,

Axel Antoni

FOI Responses, Home Office

Dear Mr Antoni

 

Thank you for your email dated 13 May 2019 asking for an update on your
request for an internal review of FOI request case reference 51983.

 

The Home Office is aiming to provide you with a full response within the
next five days.

 

Please accept our apologies for the delays you have experienced.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Performance, Assurance and Governance Directorate

Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London SW1P 4DF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FOI Responses, Home Office

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Dear Mr Antoni

 

Please find attached our internal review response to your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in sending this response.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Rights Team

Knowledge and Information Management Unit

Performance, Assurance and Governance Directorate

Home Office | 2 Marsham Street | London SW1P 4DF

 

 

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