FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

09 January 2020

I am writing to you today regarding the procurement of First Aid Training services within the council/  This could be namely "First Aid at Work", "Emergency First Aid at Work", "Paediatric First Aid", "Emergency Paediatric First Aid", or other related training that distinctly includes the phrase "First Aid".

1. Was the provision of the above training the subject of a framework or contract process?

2. Could you provide a list of Suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract and were successful & not successful at the PQQ & ITT stages*

3. Contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub lots), year to date

4. Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension?

5. Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?

6. Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract?

7. Could you advise what the local authority pay for the following training at the council:
"First Aid at Work", "Emergency First Aid at Work", "Paediatric First Aid", "Emergency Paediatric First Aid", or other related training that distinctly includes the phrase "First Aid". I understand that this can be paid for on the basis of a per person cost, or a per course cost. Could you please denote which of these is appropriate to the current rate paid.

8. How many individuals were trained and how many training courses delivered for the following courses: "First Aid at Work", "Emergency First Aid at Work", "Paediatric First Aid", "Emergency Paediatric First Aid", or other related training that distinctly includes the phrase "First Aid".

9. If this training has been the subject of a procurement process can you please provide me with a copy of the successful / winning tender.

*For clarity, the details of the successful and unsuccessful suppliers are kept in the strictest confidence. These details are used only to contact and support suppliers regarding their bidding activity for the relevant contracts.



East Herts Council Response

10 January 2020

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

14 January 2020

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

1. Was the provision of the above training the subject of a framework or contract process?

  1. No – First Aid Training provision is not a contract arrangement at the Council

2. Could you provide a list of Suppliers who applied for inclusion on each framework/contract and were successful & not successful at the PQQ & ITT stages*

  1. Not applicable

3. Contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub lots), year to date

  1. Not applicable

4. Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension?

  1. Not applicable

5. Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?

  1. Not applicable

6. Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract?

  1. Not applicable

7. Could you advise what the local authority pay for the following training at the council:
"First Aid at Work", "Emergency First Aid at Work", "Paediatric First Aid", "Emergency Paediatric First Aid", or other related training that distinctly includes the phrase "First Aid". I understand that this can be paid for on the basis of a per person cost, or a per course cost. Could you please denote which of these is appropriate to the current rate paid.

Cost based on per person basis


8. How many individuals were trained and how many training courses delivered for the following courses: "First Aid at Work", "Emergency First Aid at Work", "Paediatric First Aid", "Emergency Paediatric First Aid", or other related training that distinctly includes the phrase "First Aid".

"First Aid at Work" 2 x First Aid at Work Requalifier (2 day course) Training Sessions – 12 Participants / 1 x First Aid at Work Qualifier (3 day course) 4 Participants

 

  1. "Emergency First Aid at Work" None

 

  1. "Paediatric First Aid" Not applicable

 

  1. "Emergency Paediatric First Aid" Not applicable

 

  1. Other related training that distinctly includes the phrase "First Aid". None




9. If this training has been the subject of a procurement process can you please provide me with a copy of the successful / winning tender.

Not applicable – Not subject to a procurement process

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.