WEEE Tender

Claire McWilliams made this Freedom of Information request to Glasgow Caledonian University

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The request was refused by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Claire McWilliams

Dear sir/madam,

My name is Claire McWilliams and I work for a Compliance Scheme called blue Compliance.

I would like to request the following information from either the procurement department or the Waste Management/Recycling department.

• Date of the next tender for the “Collection and Disposal of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and Batteries.

• Also a copy of the previous successful tender for the collection and disposal of WEEE.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Claire McWilliams
Brand and Compliance Manager

Tel: 07852323355

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Ms McWilliams

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 19th July 2011 (email below).

In 2009 the Court of Session considered an appeal by Glasgow City Council and Dundee City Council against a decision by the Scottish Information Commissioner. Basically the Court confirmed that the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives the public the right to information not documents –

"The right conferred by section 1, where it applies, is therefore to be given the information, rather than a particular record (or a copy of the record) that contains it. Put shortly, the Act provides a right of access to information, not documentation." [Court of Session Opinion, Paragraph 43].

The University considers that you are requesting a document (copy of a successful tender) and not information and therefore disclosure is out with the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Hence if you would let us know what specific information you are looking for the University will consider it under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Your sincerely

Freedom of Information

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