Twin Kingdom (David Jackson) - HR Services

Veronica Strain made this Freedom of Information request to Roehampton University

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Dear Roehampton University,

I am submitting an FOI to check if your university has followed prescribed procurement rules in the hiring of HR services from David Jackson, Twin Kingdom Consulting (https://twinkingdomconsulting.com).

Please provide:
1) Copy of your university's procurement rules for buying in consultancy and services;
2) Copy of the advertisement/tender associated with the procurement of services from David Jackson/Twin Kingdom Consulting;
3) Details of the day-rate/payment amount for services from David Jackson/Twin Kingdom Consulting;
4) Name of the person responsible for agreeing to buy in services from David Jackson/Twin Kingdom Consulting.

Yours faithfully,

Veronica Strain

FOI, Roehampton University

Dear Veronica,

Receipt of your FOI request is acknowledged.

Regards,

Afia Nicholas
Student Casework Officer
University Secretariat
University of Roehampton | London | SW15 5PU
Extension: 7252
[email address]| www.roehampton.ac.uk

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Dear FOI,

I am checking on the progress of my FOI.

Yours sincerely,

Veronica Strain

Dear FOI,

I am sending one final check for my FOI as submitted to your organisation. The deadline for provision of the information has been exceeded significantly. If you can please supply response for your reason for delay/refusal within the next 3 working days. If no response received I will be required to escalate the issue as you are required by law to supply the information as requested or provide a reasoning as to why that information can not be supplied.

Yours sincerely,

Veronica Strain

FOI, Roehampton University

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Dear Ms Strain
With reference to your FOI request below, and with apologies for the
delay, please find our response attached.
Regards
Alison Bainbridge
Information Access Manager (& Data Protection Officer)
020 8392 3104

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From: Veronica Strain <[FOI #646690 email]>
Sent: 15 February 2020 00:42
To: FOI <[Roehampton University request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Twin Kingdom (David Jackson) -
HR Services
 
Dear Roehampton University,

I am submitting an FOI to check if your university has followed prescribed
procurement rules in the hiring of HR services from David Jackson, Twin
Kingdom Consulting
([1]https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlo...).

Please provide:
1) Copy of your university's procurement rules for buying in consultancy
and services;
2) Copy of the advertisement/tender associated with the procurement of
services from David Jackson/Twin Kingdom Consulting;
3) Details of the day-rate/payment amount for services from David
Jackson/Twin Kingdom Consulting;
4) Name of the person responsible for agreeing to buy in services from
David Jackson/Twin Kingdom Consulting.

Yours faithfully,

Veronica Strain

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Dear FOI,

I acknowledge receipt of your letter.

I will be appealling this FOI through the appropriate body owing to:
- Your refusal to supply information to a legitimate FOI, including your university's procurement protocol;
- Implying that a standard and legal FOI is 'vexatious';
- Your deliberate refusal to supply the information within the prescribed timescales.

Yours sincerely,

Veronica Strain

Veronica Strain

Dear FOI,

I am updating the status of my FOI on the 'What do they Know' website, and the only means to generate a narrative update is to do so by generating a letter. There is no need to respond to this letter but the details in this letter are for the public transparency of this FOI request:

- Your accusation of 'vexatious' was appealed and deemed incorrect by the appeals contact;
- The appeals contact responded partially to the FOI in terms of information, but did respond in full to each request point in terms of narrative/explanation;
- A number of things came to light in the appeal, namely the communication between the FOI decision maker and the consultant who is the subject of this FOI - this is now the subject of a complaint to the ICO and a data disclosure has been submitted on that communication with the consultant.

Yours sincerely,

Veronica Strain