Anticipated reasons

Anticipated reasons for restriction

Procurement Update on Telephony Project

Likely to contain exempt information under paragraph(s) 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Explanation of Reasons

  • By Virtue of Paragraph 3

    Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)


    Information falling within paragraph 3 above is not exempt information by virtue of that paragraph if it is required to be registered under-(a)the Companies Acts (as defined in section 2 of the Companies Act 2006); (b)the Friendly Societies Act 1974; (c)the Friendly Societies Act 1992; (d)the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978; (e)the Building Societies Act 1986; or (f)the Charities Act 1993

    Information is not exempt information if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992

    Information which-(a)falls within any of paragraphs 1 to 7 above; and (b)is not prevented from being exempt by virtue of paragraph 8 or 9 above, is exempt information if and so long, as in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information

Reason restricted justification

The Procurement Update on Telephony Project, Cabinet 03/03/20 17:00 is a non-public item due to commercial sensitivity. The report concerns a live procurement exercise and asks members of the Cabinet to permit award to preferred supplier. The report is returning to cabinet as through the procurement processes the previous delegations need to be increased both in terms of overall contract value and length of award. Though the supplier is not explicitly named, the financial forecasts provided would be sufficient for other suppliers to determine the intended outcome, pre- award, and would reveal details of their commercial positioning.