Video Streaming Contract

Nik Fox made this Freedom of Information request to Wiltshire Council

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Dear Wiltshire Council,

1: Please provide me with a copy of the winning bid for the recently advertised & awarded contract to provide video streaming services.
2: Please tell me the name of the winning bidder
3: Please tell me how much the value of the contract is

Yours faithfully,

Nik Fox

FOI, Wiltshire Council

Dear Mr. Fox,

Request for Information – reference RFI - ENQ02592-REQ001

Thank you for your request for information received on Monday 29 September 2014.

Your request is being considered and if the information is held you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days of receipt of your request as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

I may contact you during that time if the request needs to be clarified; this is to ensure that we provide you with the information you require.

Please note that some information you have requested may not be provided to you; this will only be information that can be withheld by law. If we find it necessary to withhold any information we will explain our reasons for doing so at the same time as we provide you with your copy of any information that can be released to you.

Yours sincerely

Corporate Information Team
Wiltshire Council
Bythesea Road
BA14 8JN

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Tilley, Lesley, Wiltshire Council

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Dear Mr Fox

Request for Information – reference RFI - ENQ02592-REQ001

Thank you for your request for information received 29 September 2014.

In response to your request officers have provided the attached documents and following information:

1.Redacted Contract Agreement attached. (Doc 13a)

2. The winning bidder was Silverstream TV Ltd

3.£6,300 plus VAT

I have not supplied all the information you requested, some has been withheld under Section S43 of the Act as this relates to Commercial Interests. This exemption is qualified.

Some of the exemptions under the Act are absolute, and some are qualified. The qualified exemptions are subject to the public interest test.

Once it has been determined that a qualified exemption applies, the authority is required to decide whether the public interest is better served by maintaining that exemption and withholding the information, or by disclosing it. The public interest can cover a wide range of values and principles relating to the public good, or what is in the best interests of society. The public interest does not mean what is of interest to the public, or the private interests of the requester. The matters which were considered in applying the public interest test here were as follows:

The rates (unit costs) and some details of the Company's policy information which were tendered by the Company have been redacted. Releasing this information may have an impact on their ability to competitively tender future works for Wiltshire Council and others. It may also assist other bidders on future Wiltshire Council tenders and may even incite collusion between tenderers. None of which are in the interest of Wiltshire Council and we therefore would consider this specific information within the agreement as being commercially sensitive under S43 of the Act.

Factors Supporting Disclosure
•The general purpose of FOIs is to enable public access to information
•Disclosure would help maintain a sense of democracy and public participation

In coming to that conclusion, the public interest in making the information available against any prejudice to the public interest that might arise from providing the information has been carefully weighed.

If you are unhappy with this result, you can raise a complaint under the council’s Review Procedure for Information Requests (enclosed) within 40 days of receiving the information. When you have exhausted the council’s procedure you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, or 01625 545745. If you would like to discuss any of the information provided to you or would like further information on the review procedure, please contact me.

Information supplied under the Freedom of Information Act and/or Environmental Information Regulations will be subject to copyright protection under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Information can be re-used for the purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, for private study or for news reporting and reviews, without requiring formal consent. However, if you wish to re-use the information for commercial purposes, including publishing, you are required to seek the permission of the copyright owner. Permission to re-use Wiltshire Council’s copyright information is granted in the form of a licence. Authorisation to re-use copyright material not owned by Wiltshire Council should be sought from the copyright holders concerned.

Yours sincerely


Lesley Tilley (Mrs)
Corporate Information Officer
Governance Team
County Hall
Tel. No. 01225 718467
Email: [email address]

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Freedom of Information Act 2000

43 Commercial interests.

(1)Information is exempt information if it constitutes a trade secret.
(2)Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).
(3)The duty to confirm or deny does not arise if, or to the extent that, compliance with section 1(1)(a) would, or would be likely to, prejudice the interests mentioned in subsection (2).

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