Support for Disabled Children in the Home and in the Community

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Dear FOI Team,

I would be most grateful if you would provide me, under the Freedom of Information Act, details in respect to the contract below.

Support for Disabled Children in the Home and in the Community:
https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert...

The details we require are:
• What are the contractual performance KPI's for this contract?
• Actual spend on this contract/framework (and any sub lots), from the start of the contract to the current date
• Could you please provide a copy of the service/product specification given to all bidders for when this contract was last advertised?
• Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension?
• Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?
• Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract?

Thank you for your help.

Yours sincerely

Northumberland County Council

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Dear Ms Pearson,

INFORMATION REQUEST

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Northumberland County Council
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Northumberland
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Our Ref: 11801   

Dear Enquirer, 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST 

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to Support for
Disabled Children in the Home and in the Community. 

 

Right of Access 

 

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled. 

 

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and 

 

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him. 

 

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it. 

 

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions. 

 

Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the attached and following information in
response. 

 

Q.1 What are the contractual performance KPI's for this contract? 
Please find attached a copy of the specification issued at the time of
tender. 

 
Q.2 Actual spend on this contract/framework (and any sub lots), from the
start of the contract to the current date 
Framework Expenditure 

 

  20/21  21/22  22/23  Grand Total 
ISSAC LIMITED  3,317.28  50,275.40  35,672.04  89,264.72 

 
 

Off Framework Expenditure 

 

  20/21  21/22  22/23  Grand Total 
BARNARDOS  461.40      461.40 
HELPING HANDS COMMUNITY 31,644.53  75,473.32  15,599.67  122,717.52 
CARE 
NORTH EAST AUTISM SOCIETY     9,031.27  22,582.42  31,613.69 
Grand Total  32,105.93  84,504.59  38,182.09  154,792.61 

 
Q.3 Could you please provide a copy of the service/product specification
given to all bidders for when this contract was last advertised? 
Please find attached a copy of the specification issued at the time of
tender. 
 

Q.4 Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if
so, the duration of the extension? 
Please find attached a copy of the specification issued at the time of
tender. 
 

Q.5 Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s)
are being either extended or renewed? 
A partial extension is being issued which will extend contracts until the
30th March 2023 and align to a new tendering process. 

 

Q.6 Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for
this contract? 
Lynn Bryden - Senior Manager, Commissioning together with Ian Walker -
Senior Manager, Disabled Children 
 

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Information Governance Office, Northumberland County Council, County Hall,
Morpeth, NE61 2EF 

Email: [1][Northumberland County Council request email] 

 

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Yours faithfully, 

 

FOI Coordinator - 

Information Governance Office 

Northumberland County Council 

County Hall 

Morpeth 

Northumberland 

NE61 2EF 

 

Tel: 0345 600 6400 

Email: [3][Northumberland County Council request email] 

Web: [4]http://www.northumberland.gov.uk 

 

 

 
 

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