FOI request detail

GLA 81132 Mittal Orbital Creative, Marketing and Digital Agency Support

Request ID: FOI-0688-1920
Date published: 01 July 2019

You asked

Under the Freedom of Information Act (2000), please provide me with copies of the following: Tender Name: GLA 81132 Mittal Orbital Creative, Marketing and Digital Agency Support Tender Reference: Reference number: DN358532 Details: · The tender documentation including specification, tender questions and compliance notes. · The evaluation documents pertaining to the successful tender documentation. · The successful tenders (with commercial information redacted where necessary). I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request. Some parts of the request may be easier to answer than others. Should this be the case, I request that you release the information as soon as possible. If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions from the Act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees. I would prefer to receive the information electronically. If you require any clarification, I expect you to contact me under your Section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this FOI request problematic. Please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to receiving the information in the near future.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-0688-1920/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 5 June 2019 asking for information about tender documents.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

Please find attached a zip file containing the tender documents that were issued on the e-tendering portal.

The bidders were asked to submit answers to the technical questions and these are then evaluated on the Award system by the technical evaluators. The table of scores is also attached.

We are not obliged to provide you with the successful tender documents as it is subject to a statutory exemption to the right of access to information under section 43(2). In this instance the section 43(2) exemption has been applied as disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice our commercial interests, as well as those of AKA. These technical submissions contain detailed information on AKA and how they operate, and releasing this information would give other companies an unfair advantage were they to competitively tender for similar contracts in the future.

The use of this exemption is subject to an assessment of the public interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned. We recognise the need for openness and transparency by public authorities, particularly where the expenditure of public money is concerned, but in this instance the public interest in ensuring that we are able to attract quality bids and the best value for public money outweighs the general public interest in increasing transparency of our processes.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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