Payroll Systems – 15120

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A request for information on our payroll systems.

Ref: FOI/15120

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 on 10th September 2015

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

  1. When your current contract with HR and Payroll software expires.
  2. When your current contract with BACs payment software expires.

Reply

The current contract for HR software expires on 1-4-16 this contract is renewable annually.

Our Payroll Software services are provided to us under a Service Level Agreement (SLA) by Sandwell MBC.  The SLA is reviewed on an annual basis by the Finance Manager and the Strategic Enabler for Finance Provision of payment services using BACS is provided as part of the SLA but we have no direct contract with a supplier for this.  Sandwell MBC will hold a contract with a BACS Supplier.

Request

  1. Where/if these services will be tendered.

Reply

There is currently no intention to tender for provision of payroll and BACS services.

Details of contracts available for tendering are available on our website at the following link. http://www.wmfs.net/content/procurement

Request

  1. Are you joined to another fire service with regards to the above information.

Reply

We are not joined to another Fire Service for provision of these services.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

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