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Dear Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust,

Please could you let me know the answer to the questions below relating to the Trust’s use of taxi services:

1. Who currently provides the Trust’s taxi service?
2. What is the Trust’s annual spend on all taxi services?
3. Who is responsible for managing this service and what are their phone, email and postal contact details?
4. How do you advertise this service for competitive tender, when did this last take place and when will it next be undertaken?

Yours faithfully,

Sobya Bibi

SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Ms Bibi

 

Freedom of Information Request ref:F17/0043

 

Thank you for your email received on 23 January 2017 in which you have
requested the following information:

 

Please could you let me know the answer to the questions below relating to
the Trust’s use of taxi services:

 

1. Who currently provides the Trust’s taxi service?

2. What is the Trust’s annual spend on all taxi services?

3. Who is responsible for managing this service and what are their phone,
email and postal contact details?

4. How do you advertise this service for competitive tender, when did this
last take place and when will it next be undertaken?

 

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Steven Waweru

Interim Freedom of Information Officer

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust

Trust Headquarters, Sandwell Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich, B71 4HJ

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SWBH-GM-FOIRequests (SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Ms Bibi

 

Thank you for your freedom of information request received on 23 January
2017 by the Trust. Apologies for the late response.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted by Sandwell and
West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust to locate information relevant to your
request. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and is detailed below:

 

Please could you let me know the answer to the questions below relating to
the Trust’s use of taxi services:

 

1. Who currently provides the Trust’s taxi service?  

 

St Paul’s Birmingham and Choice taxi’s

 

2. What is the Trust’s annual spend on all taxi services?  

 

2015/16  = £190k.

 

3. Who is responsible for managing this service and what are their phone,
email and postal contact details?

 

The taxi provision is a corporate service managed by the Transport
Department. 

Trust Transport Services Manager

Sandwell Hospital

Lyndon

West Bromwich

B71 4HJ

 

Telephone: 0121 507 2542

 

4. How do you advertise this service for competitive tender, when did this
last take place and when will it next be undertaken?

 

We are in the process introducing a Dynamic Purchasing System. Once in
place companies will be invited and made aware of the advert.

 

We anticipate to be in a position to go out to tender in Apr/May.

 

 

I hope that the information provided in this email answers your query.
However, if you are dissatisfied with the response please contact the
Trust in the first instance with the details of your complaint so the
Trust can conduct an internal review. Please address such requests to
[1][Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust request email] or in writing to Kam Dhami, Director
of Governance, Trust Headquarters, Sandwell Hospital, Lyndon, West
Bromwich, B71 4HJ. Alternatively, if you remain unhappy with the outcome
you can appeal directly to the Information Commissioner at the following
address: [2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Kind regards

 

 

Steven Waweru

Interim Freedom of Information Officer

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust

Trust Headquarters, Sandwell Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich, B71 4HJ

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