Dear City of London Corporation,
1. Do you currently have your own "In House" Service, preferred
suppliers list or master vendor contract in place for your Supervised Contact Service for children in care?
2. If you have a contract in place, when will this be due for
renewal and what is your process for announcing, advertising and
applying for this opportunity?
3. If you have your own "In House" Service, do you ever spot
purchase to support this service and would the service ever be put
out for tender?
4. Do you have any intention to review the existing provisions in place for your Supervised Contact Service?
5. What is the council's annual spend and forecasted spend on outsourced agencies for
supervised contact for 2018 - 2019 and 2019 - 2020?
5. What is the name and contact details for the procurement and
placement officer who is responsible for this service?
Thank you so much in advance for your co-operation
Dear Clare Sanderson,
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Dear Clare Sanderson
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
Following receipt of your request for information on 18 October 2019 and
our acknowledgement of 21 October 2019, the City of London (CoL) responds
. Do you currently have your own "In House" Service, preferred suppliers
list or master vendor contract in place for your Supervised Contact
Service for children in care? No
2. If you have a contract in place, when will this be due for renewal and
what is your process for announcing, advertising and applying for this
3. If you have your own "In House" Service, do you ever spot purchase to
support this service and would the service ever be put out for tender? N/A
4. Do you have any intention to review the existing provisions in place
for your Supervised Contact Service? N/A
5. What is the council's annual spend and forecasted spend on outsourced
agencies for supervised contact for 2018 - 2019 and 2019 - 2020? N/A
5. What is the name and contact details for the procurement and placement
officer who is responsible for this service? N/A
Please note that the City (the "Square Mile") has a resident population of
about 8,706* which includes approximately 1,580 children aged up to 19
*Office of National Statistics 2019
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