First Aid Training (FOI-5198)
Dear ***** *****
Re: Freedom of Information Request.
Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, received 10 January 2020. Your request has been considered and our response is in bold below.
The Council’s Response
Q1. Was the provision of the above training the subject of a framework or contract process?
Q2. 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*.
Unfortunately no, we no longer have these records
Q3. Contract values of each framework/contract (& any sub lots), year to date.
Q4. Is there an extension clause in the framework(s)/contract(s) and, if so, the duration of the extension?
We now have an annual rolling contract
Q5. Has a decision been made yet on whether the framework(s)/contract(s) are being either extended or renewed?
We review annually with supplier based on feedback and results
Q6. Who is the senior officer (outside of procurement) responsible for this contract?
Astrid Keogh, Senior HR and OD Adviser
Q7. 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. [Diane can you add in the costs of each workshop we run - First Aid, the refresher]
As of July 2019, First Aid at Work (3 day qualification) - £1780 + VAT; First Aid at Work Requalification (2 day) - £1280 + VAT; Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day) - £790 + VAT. The costs reported are for a course delivered onsite, with up to 10 delegates.
Q8. 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".
In 2019, a total of 109 staff members were trained on one of the aforementioned courses. In addition the following courses were delivered:
- First Aid at Work (3 day) x 2
- First Aid at Work Requalification (2 day) x 3
- Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day) x 7
Q9. If this training has been the subject of a procurement process can you please provide me with a copy of the successful / winning tender.
The council has exempted this information under Section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act.
Section 43 Commercial interests
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).
In Favour of Disclosure
- To encourage transparency in the Council’s decision making processes
- It would provide the public with details of proposals received by third parties to provide goods and services to the Council
In Favour of Maintaining the Exemption
- It is not in the public interest to potentially damage the commercial interests of an organisation seeking to do business with the Council
- The Council’s position in future procurement negotiations may be jeopardised if this information is released to a third party without permission from the provider
- The Council’s position in negotiations with prospective contractors will be jeopardised if this information (i.e. a copy of their tender document) is disclosed
- It would have a detrimental impact on the Council’s ability to obtain value for money in future procurement of required contracted service
- The position of the contractor concerned in current or future negotiations may be jeopardised if information on how they are able to offer their services of their pricing strategies and profit margins
Balance of Public Interest Test
The information you requested is exempt from disclosure as such information cannot be provided because it is not our information to release to a third party. This is regarded as commercially sensitive, as it would provide pricing strategies and profit margins of the successful company.
The Council has considered the public interest test and is of the view that the public interest for non-non -disclosure of the information requested outweighs the public interest in releasing the data.
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