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Ref: FOI/21096 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST 

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request. 

Please find below a summary of our findings. 

Request 

  1. Supplier/Provider of the services

Reply 

Schindler UK Ltd 

Request 

  1. Total Annual Spend – The spend should only relate to each of the service contracts listed above.

Reply 

£4.969.00 annual spend 

Request 

  1. A description of the services provided under this contract please includes information if other services are included under the same contract.

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Service and maintenance of lifts including 24/7 call out and 2 monthly visits (6 in total) 

Request 

  1. The number of sites the contract covers

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Covers Headquarters and Safeside only 

Request 

  1. The start date of the contract

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25 July 2021   

Request 

  1. The end date of the contract

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24th July 2022 

Request 

  1. The duration of the contract, please include information on any extensions period.

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12 month contract 

Request 

  1. Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contracts? name, Job Title, contact number and email address.

Reply 

With regards for the contact details of responsible persons, WMFS operates a single point of contact policy and callers are directed via HQ general contacts on 0330 058 9000. The call will be directed to the person with responsibility for the specific service. There is a direct email address for suppliers making sales enquires email: procurement.enquires@wmfs.net. Furthermore, guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office is as follows: 

  • The presumption is in favour of protecting privacy, so the release of personal information will only be fair if there is a genuine reason to disclose. This involves a three-stage test. A public authority will generally have to satisfy itself that: 
  • There is a legitimate interest in disclosure; 
  • The legitimate interest can only be met, or fully met, by the disclosure of information which identifies individuals (i.e. the disclosure is necessary to that purpose); and, the disclosure would not involve unwarranted detriment to the individual’s privacy or other rights and legitimate interests. 
  • You can find out more about FOI exemptions from the Information Commissioner’s Office. This will explain which one or more of the FOI exemptions applies, and tell you how to appeal if you disagree with our decision. 

Request 

  1. Supplier/Provider of the services

Reply 

Concept Elevators ( UK ) Limited 

Request 

  1. Total Annual Spend – The spend should only relate to each of the service contracts listed above.

Reply 

£261.35 annual spend 

Request 

  1. A description of the services provided under this contract please includes information if other services are included under the same contract.

Reply 

Service and maintenance of lifts including 24/7 call out and 2 yearly visits (2 in total) 

Request 

  1. The number of sites the contract covers

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Covers Aston, Coventry, Solihull, Haden Cross Fire Stations and Safeside village 

Request 

  1. The start date of the contract

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1st July 2021 

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  1. The end date of the contract

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30th June 2022 

Request 

  1. The duration of the contract, please include information on any extensions period.

Reply 

12 month contract 

Request 

  1. Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contracts? name, Job Title, contact number and email address.

Reply 

With regards for the contact details of responsible persons, WMFS operates a single point of contact policy and callers are directed via HQ general contacts on 0330 058 9000. The call will be directed to the person with responsibility for the specific service. There is a direct email address for suppliers making sales enquires email: procurement.enquires@wmfs.net. Furthermore, guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office is as follows: 

  • The presumption is in favour of protecting privacy, so the release of personal information will only be fair if there is a genuine reason to disclose. This involves a three-stage test. A public authority will generally have to satisfy itself that: 
  • There is a legitimate interest in disclosure; 
  • The legitimate interest can only be met, or fully met, by the disclosure of information which identifies individuals (i.e. the disclosure is necessary to that purpose); and, the disclosure would not involve unwarranted detriment to the individual’s privacy or other rights and legitimate interests. 
  • You can find out more about FOI exemptions from the Information Commissioner’s Office. This will explain which one or more of the FOI exemptions applies, and tell you how to appeal if you disagree with our decision. 

 

If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, please contact us. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.  

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW 

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF. 

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