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Transactions over £500 from December 2020

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Dear Bradford City Council,

Thank you for publishing your spend data here: https://datahub.bradford.gov.uk/ebase/da.... However, I notice that you haven't published any spending data since November 2020.

We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it may not have been a priority to publish your spending data. However, we strongly believe that the spending data is critical to understanding how Government functions and this data is vital for our work. We would be extremely grateful if you could update this information as soon as reasonably possible.

We’ve decided to continue to use the FOI process to request data as this gives us both a formal structure for making and responding to requests. So, I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for all transactions over £500 from December 2020 to at most a quarter in arrears from the date at which you publish in response to this request.

Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

Your team may also be interested in the guidance on producing spending data:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Anna Pongracz

Spend Network
Thank you for publishing your spend data here: . However, I notice that you haven't published any spending data since X.

We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it may not have been a priority to publish your spending data. However, we strongly believe that the spending data is critical to understanding how Government functions and this data is vital for our work. We would be extremely grateful if you could update this information as soon as reasonably possible.

We’ve decided to continue to use the FOI process to request data as this gives us both a formal structure for making and responding to requests. So, I'd like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act for all transactions over £500 from X to at most a quarter in arrears from the date at which you publish in response to this request.

Please provide the data in a machine readable format (preferably csv). As a minimum, please make sure to include the date, value and recipient of each transaction. Please also provide details on the procurement category of each transaction if you have it.

Your team may also be interested in the guidance on producing spending data:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

For the avoidance of doubt, I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act. I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Anna Pongracz

Spend Network

Freedom of Information, Bradford City Council

If you have submitted a request for information under the Freedom of
Information (FOI) Act or a Subject Access Request (SAR) for your own
information, please note you may experience a delay in receiving your
response. This is due to the Council diverting their resources to help
with other challenges at this unprecedented time

 

 

Thank you for contacting the City of Bradford Metropolitan District
Council Corporate Information Governance Team.  We confirm that we have
received your correspondence.

 

If you have submitted a Freedom of Information or Environmental
Information Regulation request – we will respond to your request in
accordance with the appropriate legislation (20 working days). 

 

If we require further information from you before we process your request,
we will contact you directly to ask for this. 

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is registered with the
Information Commissioners Office (ICO) under the provisions of the Data
Protection Act 2018.  If you would like further information please click
on the following link: [1]Privacy notice | Bradford Council

                                              

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Michelle Carroll, Bradford City Council

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Dear Anna

 

Please find attached the response to your FOI request to Bradford Council.

 

thanks

 

Michelle Carroll
Procurement Governance Specialist
Finance, IT and Procurement Service

Tel: 01274 434656    [mobile number]st Floor, Britannia House, Bradford BD1 1HX

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Corporate Resources

Suppliers - our latest tender opportunities are on [1]YORtender

[2]ethics-2021-combo

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Dear Bradford City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

On 26 April 2021, I sent you a FOI request for your expenditure over £500 from December 2020 to present.

On 25 May 2021, you refused my request citing Section 22 of the FOI Act as grounds for an exemption.

However, the local government transparency code states:
Part 2.1: Information to be published quarterly
26. Data covered by this section includes expenditure exceeding £500 (see paragraphs 28 and 29) Government Procurement Card transactions (paragraph 30), and procurement information (see paragraphs 31 and 32).
27. The data and information referred to in this Part (2.1) must be:
first published within a period of three months from the date on which the local authority last published that data under the Local Government Transparency Code 201413 and not later than one month after the quarter to which the data and information is applicable
published quarterly thereafter and on each occasion not later than one month after the quarter to which the data and information is applicable.

Please see here for more details: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy....

This means that the data should already be published. For this reason, I would like to request an Internal Review of the initial response to my Freedom of Information request.

Please also take note of this decision notice from the ICO on the use of Section 22 of the FOI Act in these circumstances: https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...

I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Faithfully,

Anna Pongracz

Spend Network

Freedom of Information, Bradford City Council

If you have submitted a request for information under the Freedom of
Information (FOI) Act or a Subject Access Request (SAR) for your own
information, please note you may experience a delay in receiving your
response. This is due to the Council diverting their resources to help
with other challenges at this unprecedented time

 

 

Thank you for contacting the City of Bradford Metropolitan District
Council Corporate Information Governance Team.  We confirm that we have
received your correspondence.

 

If you have submitted a Freedom of Information or Environmental
Information Regulation request – we will respond to your request in
accordance with the appropriate legislation (20 working days). 

 

If we require further information from you before we process your request,
we will contact you directly to ask for this. 

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is registered with the
Information Commissioners Office (ICO) under the provisions of the Data
Protection Act 2018.  If you would like further information please click
on the following link: [1]Privacy notice | Bradford Council

                                              

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software viruses, any attachments to this email may nevertheless contain
viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify. You should
therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any
documents. Bradford Council will not accept any liability for damage
caused by computer viruses emanating from any attachment or other document
supplied with this email. Emails may be subject to recording and / or
monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

 

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Freedom of Information, Bradford City Council

Dear  Anna Pongracz,

 

Thank you for your request dated 17 June 2021 asking for an internal
review in relation to the Councils response to your information request
under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Please note that it may take upto 20 working days allowed for disclosure
under a review to enable the Council to consider you review request and
provide a response. We aim to respond by 15 July 2021.

 

If you have any queries regarding your review request, please do not
hesitate to contact  the Corporate Information Governance team at
[Bradford City Council request email] quoting the above reference.

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is registered with the
Information Commissioners Office (ICO) under the provisions of the Data
Protection Act 2018. The Council takes its responsibilities under the Act
very seriously.  To find out more on how we handle your information,
please click on the following link:
https://www.bradford.gov.uk/privacy-notice

 

Kind Regards

 

Ajmal Ali

Information Governance Officer

Finance, IT & Procurement Service

 

Telephone Number: 01274 434506

Email: [Bradford City Council request email]

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Department of Corporate Resources

City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY

 

This email, and any attachments, may contain Protected or Restricted
information and is intended solely for the individual to whom it is
addressed. It may contain sensitive or protectively marked material and
should be handled accordingly. If this email has been misdirected, please
notify the author immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you
must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on any of the
information contained in it or attached, and all copies must be deleted
immediately. Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any
software viruses, any attachments to this email may nevertheless contain
viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify. You should
therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any
documents. Bradford Council will not accept any liability for damage
caused by computer viruses emanating from any attachment or other document
supplied with this email. Emails may be subject to recording and/or
monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

 

Michelle Carroll, Bradford City Council

2 Attachments

Dear Anna

 

Please find attached the response to your FOI review.

 

thanks

 

Michelle Carroll
Procurement Governance Specialist
Finance, IT and Procurement Service

Tel: 01274 434656    [mobile number]st Floor, Britannia House, Bradford BD1 1HX

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Corporate Resources

Suppliers - our latest tender opportunities are on [1]YORtender

[2]ethics-2021-combo

This email, and any attachments, may contain Protected or Restricted
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should be handled accordingly. If this email has been misdirected, please
notify the author immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you
must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on any of the
information contained in it or attached, and all copies must be deleted
immediately. Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any
software viruses, any attachments to this email may nevertheless contain
viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify.  You should
therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any
documents. Bradford Council will not accept any liability for damage
caused by computer viruses emanating from any attachment or other document
supplied with this email. Emails may be subject to recording and/or
monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

 

 

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