The Request

Received on 4 August 2015

I am making this request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Your organisation published the tender below

Manchester: Catering services
2014/S 057-095546

My request is simply the full names and addresses of all of the companies who submitted a PQQ and / or ITT for this tender and whether they were successful or not, I would like to receive this information in either Word or Excel please.

Please note - I do not require any confidential information about the bid itself or the bidders.

Our Response

Resonded on 27 August 2015

Case Reference: FOI/2015/59

27 August 2015


Thank you for your request for information dated 4 August 2015 concerning the names and addresses of all of the companies who submitted a PQQ and / or ITT for the Manchester Catering Services tender. Your request has been handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and has been passed to me for reply.

I can confirm, under section 1 (1) (a) of the FOIA, that the British Council does hold the information you have requested.

The names and addresses of the companies who submitted a PQQ and ITT are:

BaxterStorey Limited
Thames Valley Park Drive

Elior UK plc
The Courtyard
Catherine Street
SK11 6ET

Harbour & Jones Ltd
The Lightbox
127–133 Charing Cross Rd

Harbour & Jones Ltd was the successful bidder.

I hope the information provided has been useful.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Information Security and Governance
British Council
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
M1 6BB

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner for a decision at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
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Phone: 0303 123 1113

Yours sincerely

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