FOI request detail

Kier Highways

Request ID: FOI-2065-2021
Date published: 05 February 2021

You asked

A. Where damage is caused to 'street furniture' and there is no at-fault party to claim against: i. is this repair contained within the lumpsum payment and if so ii. what are the exceptions to this and if not iii. using what schedule of rates does Kier bill TfL B. Where damage is caused to 'street furniture' and there is an at-fault party to claim against: i. Is there a threshold associated with these repairs i.e. over £x (possibly £10,000) and if so ii. using what schedule of rates does Kier bill TfL For the sake of clarity, I am seeking the rates (and information about same) used for unplanned works, following an emergency, unexpected events. I am not seeking the rates associated with planned works or schemes.

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-2065-2021

Thank you for your request received on 13 January 2021 asking for further information about Kier Highways.

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

A. Where damage is caused to 'street furniture' and there is no at-fault party to claim against:
i. is this repair contained within the lumpsum payment and if so –
ii. what are the exceptions to this and if not –
iii. using what schedule of rates does Kier bill TfL –

Where damage is caused to street furniture and there is no at-fault party to claim against this repair is contained within the lump sum payment. All repairs less than £10k are included in the lump sum, there are no exceptions.

Information regarding the schedule of costs for works has previously been withheld under section 43(2) – prejudice to commercial interests. Please refer to the list of decision notices issued by the Information Commissioner regarding the application of this exemption in our previous response.

B. Where damage is caused to 'street furniture' and there is an at-fault party to claim against:
i. Is there a threshold associated with these repairs i.e. over £x (possibly £10,000) and if so –
ii. using what schedule of rates does Kier bill TfL –

All repairs less than £10k are included in the lump sum. Kier would use the LoHAC schedule of rates.

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Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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