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Use of PR & Media Firms

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Dear Fife College,

In excel spreadsheet form, please list any public relations, communications, media consultancy or lobbying firms hired by your organisation in the last five years:

Please provide:

– The name of the firm (or individual/freelancer)
– The contract number
– The start and end date of each contract
– The amount of money paid to each firm (including VAT)
–The remit/purpose of the hire, and detail of what activities they undertook for your organisation

For avoidance of doubt, please provide more detail than, for example, "communications and PR support". Instead, please detail what specific issues were communicated and how this was done.

Thanks,

Jamie Mann

Shared Mailbox - FOI, Fife College

Dear Mr Mann

Thank you for your email dated 23 August 2021 in relation to the use of PR and media firms over the past 5 years. I confirm that your request will be treated as a Request for Information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act aims to increase openness and accountability in government and across the public sector. The Act requires us to respond formally to your request promptly and, in any event, within 20 working days of your request being received. We will therefore be in touch with you again soon.

Further correspondence should be addressed to Freedom of Information, Fife College, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY or alternatively by e-mail to [Fife College request email].

Yours sincerely

Marianne Philp
Freedom of Information Officer

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Shared Mailbox - FOI, Fife College

Dear Mr Mann

I am writing again in response to your email dated 23 August 2021 requesting information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

Following a search of our records, I confirm that Fife College has not hired any public relations, communications, media consultancy or lobbying firms in the last five years.

I trust that the information provided meets your requirements. However please do not hesitate to contact the Freedom of Information team should you have any further queries. You can do so by writing to Freedom of Information at Fife College, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline KY11 8DY or by e-mailing [Fife College request email].

If you are unhappy with this response, you have the right to request a review. Such a review application should be made within 40 days of this decision being communicated to you and should be made to Hugh Hall, Principal and Chief Executive, Fife College, Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline KY11 8DY.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of that review, you may thereafter appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months of the outcome of the review. The Commissioner will decide whether or not there is a case to take forward. You can appeal online at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal or by writing to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews KY16 9DS; Email [email address].

Yours sincerely

Marianne Philp
Freedom of Information Officer

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Received with thanks Marianne,

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Mann

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