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Contract FOI Tribunal Ruling - GlosVAIN Press Release 14/3/17

posted 15 Mar 2017, 15:45 by GlosVAIN Campaign

EA2015/0254-6.  GCC appeal against the IC’s ruling in favour of Cos Ttofa.

 

Tribunal Judgement issued 10/03/2017.

 

Tribunal rejects council’s waste contract appeal

 

The Information Tribunal has overwhelmingly rejected the council’s appeal against the Information Commissioner’s decision.  Indeed, in some instances, the Tribunal has ordered even more information be released than the Commissioner required.

 

The Tribunal confirms a few exceptions and those are predominantly to protect UBB’s genuine commercial interests or personnel details.  The council’s press release takes the disingenuous to a new high.  It is fake news.

 

This judgement challenges GCC’s exaggeration of its commercial role and rejects its shunning of transparency and public interest.  Seen together with its failure to maintain the contract’s confidentiality, the Conservative cabinet has lost all credibility. It is exposed as an anti-democratic body, guided by expensive consultants and legal advice, all paid for by us.

 

The contract guarantees high profits and no savings in early years, presumably out of fear of an early cancellation, as is happening elsewhere.  Savings are projected by comparison with the very thing they say can’t go on, i.e. landfill.  

 

Gerald Hartley

Glosvain Chair

14/03/2017


Notes 


1. The Tribunal's final decision is attached at the bottom of the page (PDF).

2. Stroud News and Journal article on the ruling can be read here.

3. Following the Tribunal ruling, GCC has published the revised contract on its website, but not in a particularly accessible way. For convenience, the links to the contract, its schedules and the business care released by GCC are below:


Javelin Park contract 5288864
Annex 4 (Business Case) (2)
CAM_1B-_5384605-v1-Contract
CAM_1B-#5384652-v1-Schedule_5
CAM_1B-#5384653-v1-Schedule_6
CAM_1B-_5384663-v1-Schedule_1 - this one tells you what each schedule contains
CAM_1B-_5384666-v1-Schedule_11
CAM_1B-#5384667-v1-Schedule_9
CAM_1B-_5384669-v1-Schedule_13
CAM_1B-_5384670-v1-Schedule_14
CAM_1B-_5384672-v1-Schedule_10
CAM_1B-_5384673-v1-Schedule_16
CAM_1B-_5384674-v1-Schedule_12
CAM_1B-_5384675-v1-Schedule_15
CAM_1B-_5384681-v1-Schedule_19
CAM_1B-_5384683-v1-Schedule_17
CAM_1B-_5384684-v1-Schedule_20
CAM_1B-_5384686-v1-Schedule_22
CAM_1B-_5384687-v1-Schedule_23
CAM_1B-_538468-v1-Schedule_18
CAM_1B-_5384691-v1-Schedule_24
CAM_1B-_5384693-v1-Schedule_28
CAM_1B-_5384694-v1-Schedule_21
CAM_1B-_5384697-v1-Schedule_30
CAM_1B-_5384698-v1-Schedule_26
CAM_1B-_5384699-v1-Schedule_27
CAM_1B-_5384700-v1-Schedule_29
CAM_1B-_5384703-v1-Schedule_32
CAM_1B-_5384704-v1-Schedule_33
CAM_1B-#5384724-v1-Schedule_8
CAM_1B-_5384725-v1-Schedule_4
CAM_1B-_5384975-v1-Schedule_2
CAM_1B-_5384994-v1-Schedule_31
CAM_1B-_5385010-v1-Schedule_25
Environmental Permit
Env Permits (1)
Env Permits (2)
Env Permits (3)
Env Permits (4)
Schedule 3 -Construction Programme
Schedule 3-MS_1
Schedule 3-MS_2A
Schedule 3 - MS_2B
Schedule 3 -MS_2C
Schedule 3 -MS_2D
Schedule 3 -MS_2E
Schedule 3-MS_2F
Schedule 3- MS2F1_-_Appendix_to_Assex_Register
Schedule 3-MS2F_-_Appendix_2
Schedule 3 - MS 2G - Contingency Plan
Schedule 3 - MS 3 - Markets for Products
Schedule 3 - MS 4 - Transport
Schedule 3 - MS 5ABC - Contract Management and Management Information Systems
Schedule 3 - MS 5D - Personnel
Schedule 3 - MS 5E - Contract Communications Plan
Schedule 3 - MS 6 - Health and Safety
Schedule 3 - MS 7.1 Stakeholder engagement protocol draft
Schedule 3 - MS 7 - Stakeholder Management and Communications
Schedule 3 - MS 8 - Handback Requirements
Schedule 3 - Overall Works Plan
Schedule 3 -WDP1 - Planning and Permitting
Schedule 3 -WDP 2A - Design and Design Management
Schedule 3 - WDP2B Appendix (Part 1) Open
Schedule 3 - WDP2B Appendix (Part 2) Open
Schedule 3 - WDP2B Appendix (Part 3) Open
Schedule 3 - WDP 2B - Technology
Schedule 3-WDP3
Schedule 3-WDP_4
Schedule 3 -WDP_5A
Schedule 3 - WDP 5B - Works Health and Safety

 

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GlosVAIN Campaign,
15 Mar 2017, 15:45
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