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FOI 11212

Legal Challenges

Request

Pursuant to the obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the duties for openness and transparency under the Public Contract Regulations, in 2006, as amended in 2009 and 2011, and now the Public Contract Regulations 2015, I respectfully request the following information:

Question One:
How many legal challenges (i.e. written letters) were received pertaining to the Council's tendering activity in the following years?

2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:
2013:
2014:
2015 to date:

Question Two:
For each year stated below, how many of these legal challenges were issued by an economic operator, as opposed to a lawyer/solicitor acting for the economic operator?
2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:
2013:
2014:
2015 to date:

Question Three:
For each year, how many of these legal challenges were issued by a third party/non-economic operator, such as a trade association, a concerned citizen etc.?
2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:
2013:
2014:
2015 to date:

Question Four:
For each year, how many of these legal challenges were issued stating that an application for judicial review would be made (i.e. pre-action)?
2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:
2013:
2014:
2015 to date:

Question Five:
For each year, how many of these legal challenges led to a full application for judicial review (i.e. application made to the Court)?
2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:
2013:
2014:
2015 to date:

Response

Question One:
How many legal challenges (i.e. written letters) were received pertaining to the Council's tendering activity in the following years?

2009:
2010:  one emailed communication received by LA (not formal legal challenge)
2011:
2012:
2013:
2014:
2015 to date:

Question Two:
For each year stated below, how many of these legal challenges were issued by an economic operator, as opposed to a lawyer/solicitor acting for the economic operator?
2009:
2010: One – (as in answer above)
2011:
2012:
2013:
2014:
2015 to date:
 
Question Three:
For each year, how many of these legal challenges were issued by a third party/non-economic operator, such as a trade association, a concerned citizen etc.? 
None

2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:
2013:
2014:
2015 to date:
 
Question Four:
For each year, how many of these legal challenges were issued stating that an application for judicial review would be made (i.e. pre-action)?  None
2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:
2013:
2014:
2015 to date:
 
Question Five:
For each year, how many of these legal challenges led to a full application for judicial review (i.e. application made to the Court)?  None
 2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:
2013:
2014:
2015 to date: