Suppliers and Tenders

Details:

Reference Number: 5413
Request Date: 14/01/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Under the Freedom of Information Act I respectfully request that you provide me with a list of suppliers providing outsourced ICT Services to your organisation at the current time. By ICT outsourcing, I mean the provision of ICT services to the Council by an external ICT provider or third-party. This may include utility based services such as software as a service (e.g. ERP solutions such as Oracle/SAP/Agilisys/Civica) or cloud services (e.g. from Google or Microsoft), but also general IT managed services such as network and infrastructure support. The Council will potentially have their own IT management team, but choose to use third-parties for some aspects of the IT service delivered to the Councils users (or employees). For a research paper, I am looking into the how many Councils have used external providers for ICT, and whether there is a common approach across geographies, council types and sizes and any other patterns I can find.
 
Please present the information back by email detailing for each supplier (where more than one is engaged):
 
Q.1 Name of supplier
A.1 Netpremacy, Oracle
 
Q.2 Service(s) provided by supplier
A.2 Google G-Suite Licences
 
Q.3 Oracle Cloud Applications Suite
A.3 ERP (All Financials) / HCM / Payroll
 
Q.4 Contract Start Date
A.4 16/12/2015, 31/07/2017
 
Q.5 Contract End Date
A.5 28/11/2021, 30/07/2022
 
Q.6 Contract Value
A.6 £340,195 (yearly subscription), £608,000 (yearly subscription)
 
Q.7 Current annual spend with supplier for provided service(s) (optional) 
A.7 In the interests of focusing on suppliers of a material nature it would be acceptable to respond with just those suppliers where annual spend (on any particular service) is in excess of £50,000 per annum.


Details:

Reference Number: 5560
Request Date: 06/02/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1      I am requesting information regarding ice cream concession bids from Northumberland county council country parks such as :

Plessey woods country park  
Durridge bay country park
Ridley park 
Blyth beach (mermaid car park)
Seaton sluice car park 
Ranch car park 
Church point car park 

I would like details of how much was the winning bid and paid each year for each of these car parks & country parks for the purpose to trade for Ice cream dating back from 2013,14,15 & 2016,17,18 years for as soon as possible please.

A.1    Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you have requested, please see the attached information in response.
 


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Reference Number: 6136
Request Date: 28/05/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Please supply the following information about your community equipment (assistive equipment) procurement arrangements:

Q.1       What is the name and contact details of the commissioner responsible for the procurement of equipment.

A.1       We do not procure equipment directly.  The Council has a partnership agreement with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, under which the Trust operates our joint equipment loan service (JELS).  The Trust is responsible for procurement of items of equipment.

Q.2       Is your equipment procured ad-hoc from a variety of suppliers?

A.2       See Q1.

Q.3       Are there contracts in place with each of these suppliers?

A.3       See Q1.

Q.4       Do you have a formal framework agreement in place for the procurement of equipment?

A.4       See Q1.

Q.5       How many approved suppliers on this agreement?

A.5       See Q1.

Q.6       Who provides the framework agreement and what is its name?

A.6       See Q1.

Q.7       When did the framework agreement commence and when is it due to come to an end? 

A.7       See Q1.

About your Equipment Service

Q.8       What is the size of the population covered by your equipment service?

A.8       320,000

Q.9       How many service users currently access the service?

A.9       In 2018/19, 14456 people received one or more item of equipment from the joint equipment loan service.  This includes people funded by the NHS and by the Council.

Q.10   What is the contract spend for equipment supplied via this route?

A.10     The Council’s funding for JELS in 2019/20 will be £2,678,020.  This sum includes a share of the running cost of the service, and does not include NHS contributions.
 


Details:

Reference Number: 6960
Request Date: 11/11/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

Q.1     All information on tenders for procurement in the education sector since 01/04/2016 along with the companies awarded and contact length
All information on current and new tenders up until 11/11/2020 planned and where these will be listed
 
A.1     This information is refused under Section 21 of the FOI Act. 

We publish details of our contracts to allow businesses to plan ahead and be ready to place a bid when the contract is up for tender.  Our Contract register is published through Pro Contract. Click here to link to the ProContract Contracts Register Webpage (https://procontract.due-north.com/ContractsRegister/Index?resetFilter=True) 


All information on current and new tenders up until 11/11/2020 planned and where these will be listed

Q.2     All information on tenders for procurement of telecommunications services and energy since 01/04/2016 along with companies awarded and contract length

A.2     This information is refused under Section 21 of the FOI Act. 

We publish details of our contracts to allow businesses to plan ahead and be ready to place a bid when the contract is up for tender.  Our Contract register is published through Pro Contract. Click here to link to the ProContract Contracts Register Webpage (https://procontract.due-north.com/ContractsRegister/Index?resetFilter=True) 

Q.3     All information on current and new tenders up until 11/11/2020 planned and where these will be listed

A.3     Any current tenders/opportunities are advertised on ProContract (and Contracts Finder if the value is above £25k) and all future tenders and opportunities will be listed there too.  
Please however be aware with regards to education sector, we don't necessarily get involved with all if any school procurement so you may need to seek the above information from the schools themselves
 


Details:

Reference Number: 7031
Request Date: 25/11/2019 Archived

Question and Response:

All transactions over £500 from 1st April 2018 to date. 

Q.1 Payments to suppliers who provide fostering and adoption services to the Council
Q.2 Payments to suppliers who provide care services to the council. This would include suppliers who provide care under each of below -
Q.2a   Children's Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
Q.2b   Adult Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
Q.2c   Elderly Residential/ Nursing Care Providers
Q.2d   Domiciliary Care Home Providers
Q.2e   Supported Living Care Home Providers
Q.2f   Care at Home Providers
Q.2g   Providers who carry out Homeless Services
Q.3 Payments to suppliers who provide Special Education Services
In particular I am looking for itemized transactions (i.e., at the daily level) for suppliers - preferably in CSV format. I look forward to the information at the earliest."

A.1 - Q.3     All payments to suppliers over £250 are published under the transparency agenda. Payments to suppliers can be downloaded at the following link: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/About/Transparency.aspx