403 03 24 – Tender Information (March 2024)

Date of Request

March 24


I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information for the Project

“Project Name: Consultancy Services Business Architecture Digital and Data

Reference number: HWFRS/177

Link: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/notice/4713f6bc-1012-437a-a63c-7119835a0bdf?origin=SearchResults&p=1

  1. Copy of successful tender – we want this information under freedom of Information act 2000
  2. Scoring table of all bidders, split by scores awarded for each question of bid
  3. Price/Cost Proposed by each Bidder – we want this information for all the bidders who submitted the response.
  4. Name of the Winning Bidder.
  5. Name & Rank of all bidders who submitted responses.
  6. Approximate date that the tender will be reissued towards the end of the current contract period.

We expect the responses to all the above questions under Freedom of Information Act 2000


Good Afternoon

Thank you for your request for information, which has been received by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (the Service) and considered under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

The Service can confirm the answers to your questions as below:

Due to commercial confidentiality we are not able to disclose the successful tenders’ paperwork nor cost/prices of suppliers’ bids.

Under section 41 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act), information is exempt from disclosure if it was obtained by the public authority from any other person and if the disclosure of the information to the public would constitute an actionable breach of confidence by that or any other person. Section 41 is an absolute exemption, which means no public interest test is required when the exemption is engaged.

The other information can be obtained at the following links:

Contracts Register

https://www.hwfire.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Contract-Register-2024-v1.xlsx – Line 88

Procurement Report


If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact Information Governance and Committee Services on tel: 0345 122 4454 or by e-mail informationrequests@hwfire.org.uk. In any such communication please include the reference number assigned (see Subject).

Should you have any queries regarding the management of your request and wish to make either a complaint or request a review of the information disclosed to you, please do so by using Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service’s complaints system: Comments and Complaints. This must be done within 40 working days of our response to your request. After this date and in line with ICO guidance the Service is not obliged to provide an internal review of your request.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review, you may appeal the decision by contacting the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF, Tel: 0303 123 1113 (alternatively 01625 545745) or E-mail: casework@ico.org.uk.

Further information on Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service may be viewed at the Service’s website: www.hwfire.org.uk

Thank you for your request for information.

Kind regards

Information Governance Team