Thank you for your attention to my previous enquiry. I would also like to ask the following under the Freedom of Information Act:
(A) What costs has the Council incurred as a result of having to tender in the OJEU, including consultancy, preparation and legal costs, in each of the last 5 complete fiscal years?
(B) What proportion of the Council's contracts have you advertised within the OJEU in each of the last 5 complete fiscal years?
In response to your question I have been advised that when the Council has had high value tenders over the OJEU limits we have used frameworks, which means the requirements for having to advertise etc have already been carried out prior to the framework going live, and no costs have been incurred by the council.