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FOI 14780

Commissioned services

Request


For the financial years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 (and giving individual figures for each year), please tell me how much of council funds was paid to outside agencies or private sector contractors for the provision of any council services - to put this
another way, what was the total value of services commissioned by the council, and therefore not provided by the council's own employees?


How much was spent, or what was the total cost to the council or services provided in-house (not by an external contractor) for each financial year.


What was the council's full budget for each financial year?


For the year 2016-17 only, please provide a list of all external contractors for the provision of council services and how much was paid to, or invoiced to each.


Does the council have a policy to refer to service users as customers, clients, residents, taxpayers, or otherwise, in its documentation and web material? Please specify which.


Response

Further to your FOI request I can confirm the following:-

For the financial years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 (and giving individual figures for each year), please tell me how much of council funds was paid to outside agencies or private sector contractors for the provision of any council services - to put this
another way, what was the total value of services commissioned by the council, and therefore not provided by the council's own employees?

2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
642,085.50 624,255.82 606,590.34

How much was spent, or what was the total cost to the council or services provided in-house (not by an external contractor) for each financial year.

2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
2,030,598.05 3,621,484.46 633,175.03

What was the council's full budget for each financial year?

2014/15 2015/16 2016/17
2,802,420.00 3,370,990.00 3,149,740.00

For the year 2016-17 only, please provide a list of all external contractors for the provision of council services and how much was paid to, or invoiced to each.

1ST FOR A SKATE 2,637.91
AB FAB CATERING SOLUTIONS 100.00
ASCENDING ARBS TREE SERVICES LTD 350.00
BASILDON BOROUGH COUNCIL 13,525.10
BDO LLP 93,000.00
BRENTWOOD AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH 500.00
BRENTWOOD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 500.00
BRENTWOOD LEISURE TRUST 140,800.00
BRENTWOOD LOCK & SAFE 382.20
BRENTWOOD MIND 100.00
BRIAN BOWDEN 3,100.00
CAMPBELL TICKELL LTD 24,559.70
CAPITA TREASURY SOLUTIONS LIMITED 11,145.83
CROWN STREET CAFE 160.00
DIGITALL COMMS LTD 295.00
DODDINGHURST VILLAGE HALL 182.50
EAST OF ENGLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIAT 10,049.75
EDEN FALCONRY LTD 350.00
ELVEDEN FARMS LTD 2,194.50
EMERGENCY RESPONSE 2,255.00
ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL 12,067.45
EVENT SOUND + LIGHT LTD 7,141.76
FESTIVE IMPACT LIGHTING LTD 12,500.00
HEADLINE SECURITY LIMITED 4,390.00
HM LAND REGISTRY 18.00
IDOX SOFTWARE LTD 5,585.46
JAMES ARNOTT 1,375.00
JOVIC PLANT LTD 750.00
KASPA SIGN PRODUCTS LTD 93.00
LET'S MAKE SOME BUBBLES 200.00
LONDON BOROUGH OF BARKING AND DAGENHAM 16,000.00
LOUDER AUDIO PRODUCTIONS 600.00
MALLARD CONSULTANCY 956.66
MEGA CAMPS INFLATABLES 2,500.00
MHC EVENTS LTD 956.25
MIDLAND SOFTWARE LTD 114,683.37
MISTER SOFTEE 150.00
MOJO BARRIERS UK 1,145.00

MORGAN HUNT UK LTD 362.16
MOVING CANVAS 400.00
MR RORY CLARKE 985.00
MRS D SIDGWICK 5,345.00
MULTICLEAN 1,560.00
NEIL CARTER ARBLOG LTD 425.00
NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL 44,256.68
PAUL TAIT LTD 550.00
PETERSFIELD SCREENING 3,655.00
PHOENIX FM 825.00
PRECISION LIFT SERVICES LTD 836.96
ROCHFORD DISTRICT COUNCIL 3,400.00
SHRED STATION LTD 1,428.30
TARBY DAVENPORT 6,820.00
THE FRESH TOILET COMPANY LTD 1,355.00
THURROCK BOROUGH COUNCIL 46,625.00
TINY TALES STORYTELLERS 250.00
TUNSTALL TELECOM LTD 186.80
VICKERS TIMBER 25.00

Does the council have a policy to refer to service users as customers, clients, residents, taxpayers, or otherwise, in its documentation and web material? Please specify which.
We do not have a formal policy.