beta

You're viewing our new website - find out more

Publication - FOI / EIR Release

City of Glasgow College new build procurement information: FOI release

Published: 6 Nov 2017

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02214
Date received: 30 September 2017
Date responded: 30 October 2017

Information requested

The Business Case (Final) in connection to the full financial projections made at the time of the contract signing for costs relating to the procurement of two new build college campuses at City of Glasgow College. Any/all recorded information that the decision to procure the new build(s) by the NPD revenue funded model provided best value to the public purse? Please supply this information in electronic format, and I shall look forward to disclosure with the specified timescale.

Response

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact the Scottish Funding Council or Scottish Futures Trust who may be able to help you.

I have considered all of the information that the Scottish Government does have that would be relevant to your enquiry and provided information where possible.

There are some documents that would not be provided as these relate to Ministerial advice, I considered these to be exempt under Section 30(b)(i) free and frank provision of advice.

I have detailed the information that we are able to provide to you.

Title Format Size
Annex A - Meeting Notes 13 Jan 2011 PDF 91.65KB
Annex B - Scottish Futures Trust- 2nd stage of procurment process PDF 4.16MB
Annex C - Scottish Futures Trust - Project Guidane Oct 2011 PDF 986.68KB
Annex D - City of Glasgow College Report, Key Parameters April 2013 PDF 211.26KB
Annex E - City of Glasgow College Report, Affordability, April 2013 PDF 702.21KB
Annex F - City of Glasgow College Report, Risk, April 2013 PDF 608.05KB
Annex G - City of Glasgow College DP4 Pre-Financial Close, April 2013 PDF 367.17KB
Annex H - City of Glasgow College Report, Key Dates, April 2013 PDF 226.95KB
Annex I - Scottish Futures Trust, Pre-Financial Close, May 2013 PDF 6.54MB
Annex J - Scottish Funding Council decision letter, 29 May 2013 PDF 361.61KB
Annex K - John McClelland & Michael Russell letter, 9 July 2013 PDF 221.62KB

Appendix A: A minute of a meeting on 11 January 2011 between the Scottish Funding Council, Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust relating to the progress being made with the project. The detail of the officials present has been redacted in line with standard procedure.

Appendix B: This document provides evidence from Scottish Futures Trust relating to the second stage of the procurement process and demonstrates the advice given to the Scottish Funding Council to help it achieve best value in the design, procurement and delivery of the project.

  • Due to the file size of Appendix B, copies can be provided on request by emailing ceu@gov.scot, quoting the FOI reference number FOI/17/02214

Appendix C to I: These provide detail of the value for money analysis of the project at stage 4, the risks involved, the key parameters to the project, essentially this is where the final part of public procurement exercise takes place.

  • Due to the file size of Appendix I, copies can be provided on request by emailing ceu@gov.scot, quoting the FOI reference number FOI/17/02214

Appendix J and K: These are the letters between the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Ministers to approve the final stage of the procurement process.

Reasons for not providing information

The Scottish Government does not have the information

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because a search of our electronic records did not find the information you requested. I have however provided you with organisations that might be able to assist with this information.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

An exemption applies, subject to the public interest test

An exemption under section s.30(b)(i) of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. This exemption relates to the exchange of free and frank advice with Scottish Ministers.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption. We recognise that there is some public interest in release because it may provide the whole picture of decisions made. However, this is outweighed by the public interest in terms of the commercial sensitivities of the contracts that you enquired about.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
6 Nov 2017
City of Glasgow College new build procurement information: FOI release