I would like the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:
How many times has Keith Parker Fabrications submitted a price or bid for council contracts?
Are there any other Brentwood Borough councillors whose firms have submitted a price or bid for council contracts?
Further to your request under the Freedom of Information Act. I would confirm that the Council does not hold the data you requested in a format which is capable of being provided without checking and collating.
I consider that for all Council departments to search through all bids for their individual projects would involve in excess of 14 hours being the threshold considered reasonable under the Act. However in an effort to be as reasonable as possible I have therefore included below links to the pages on the BBC website detailing Council spends of over £500 and the Members’ Declaration of Interests page where I believe the information you seek can be sourced.
BBC Payments to suppliers over £500
BBC Members' Declaration of Interests
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If the Complaints Coordinator is unable to resolve your problem to your satisfaction, you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether, in any specified respect, your request for Information made to us has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of Part 1 of the Act.