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Ref: FOI/21135

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 13th December 2021

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

  1. In respect of each of the years 2015-2021, please confirm what funding has been provided to Stonewall by:

West Midlands Fire Service

  1. Please specify whether the funding in 1 above has been in the form of:

(a) direct grants for unlimited purposes.

 

Reply

None

Request.

(b) direct grants for limited purposes (in that event, stating the purpose);

Reply

None

Request.

(c) payment for goods or services (specifying the relevant goods and services).

Reply

Stonewall membership

2016 £3360  plus £190 in conference fees

2017 £2500   plus £325 in conference fees

2018 £2500   plus £600 in conference fees

2019 £2500   plus £460 in conference fees

2020 £2500   last year we were members

Request.

  1. Where the funding in 1 above has been by way of payment for goods or services, please specify:

(a) what analysis has been conducted to ascertain whether these goods or services meet contractual and/or legal requirements;

Reply

Contract management is monitored by the DICE team who have regular contact with the Provider.

Request

(b) what contractual or other recourse exists to reclaim in respect of goods or services that are defective, substandard or delivered in contravention of the law;

Reply

WMFS standard terms and conditions and the Sales of Goods and Service Act 1982.

Request

(c) what steps are being taken to seek recourse for any such contractual or legal shortfalls.

Reply

Not applicable

Request

  1. In respect of the payments referred to in 1 above, please state:

(a) What criteria were applied in deciding to make payments by way of direct grants;

Reply

No direct grants made

Request

(b) What tendering process was conducted with regard to provision of goods or services;

Reply

A contract of this low value does not require a tender process.

Request

(c) What alternative suppliers of goods or services were considered.

Reply

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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.

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