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Published on 24 January 2022

Ref: FOI/21140

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

Supplier of the contract for CCTV maintenance and support

Reply

The supplier for CCTV maintenance and support is Alarm & Vision Ltd.

Request

How much the Organisation spend annually with the supplier? (if multiple suppliers please list the annual spend for each)

Reply

The annual spend is approximately £4,700.00 per annum

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What is the expiry date of this contract?

Reply

April 2024

Request

What is the duration of the contract?

Reply

The duration of the contract is 2 years with an option to extend a further 1 year

Request

What is the review date of this contract? If possible the likely outcome of this review

Reply

A review will be completed in early 2024 with the likely outcome that a third year will be taken up.

Request

The primary brand of the CCTV equipment. I don’t require the model just the brand. If there is various brands could you please list?

Reply

CCTV systems were existing in various sites, there is a mixture of brands and no single primary brand

Request

What is the total number of cameras in use/under this contract?

Reply

We have a number of cameras spread across 20 sites a full total is not held centrally. Therefore to ascertain the number of CCTV cameras would mean that someone would need to travel to all sites with CCTV, we anticipate that this will take longer than 18 hours. If you still required the information, then a fees notice will be issued. Please let me know if you still require the information. If you do not respond to this within 3 months, then the request will be closed.

Request

The description of the services provided under this contract. Please state if this contract includes more than just CCTV services.

Reply

The contract is for the following services – to inspect all CCTV systems, including servicing and cleaning of equipment

Request

Contact details of the employee responsible for the contract between the supplier and the organisation. Can you please provide me with their full contact details

Reply

With regards for the contact details of the employee responsible for the contract between the supplier and the organisation, WMFS Procurement Department operates a single point of contact policy and are directed to the procurement helpline on 0121 380 6166.  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.

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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