20 August 2012

Commercially sensitive - yawn

so not a secret

As a quick follow up to today's joint blogger statement here is an exchange of emails in which Mr Mustard tried to find out what these fantastic new commercial opportunities were that had caused a huge out-sourcing project to suddenly change track and become a Joint Venture opportunity.
From: Mr Musatrd

To: Wharfe, Pam
Sent: Sat 18 Aug 2012
Subject: my ref #1358 - DRS Dialogue Update

Dear Ms Wharfe

I note the sudden change in direction of the DRS outsourcing to a JV.

I am particularly interested in these words of yours "has great potential to generate new commercial opportunities, both in Barnet and further afield."

Please enlighten me.

What are the potential new commercial opportunities?

Yours sincerely

Mr Mustard

Dear Mr Mustard,They are under negotiation as part of the competitive dialogue process and therefore I cannot give examples as they are obviously commercially sensitive matters.
Pam Wharfe Interim Director EPR

to foi@barnet.gov.uk

Dear Sir or Madam
Please provide the information requested i.e. a list of the new commercial opportunities
Yours sincerely

If the information gets refused under FOI, and one would think that the public interest lies in knowing what our council are getting up to behind closed doors, the request will be sent to the Information Commissioner to decide upon. Mark your diary for about March 2013!

Yours frugally

Mr Mustard

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