Dudley Council is committed to providing quality services to the residents and businesses of the borough that are value for money. As part of our commitment to providing financial transparency, any spend on goods and services over £500 with external suppliers are now listed online.
The following monthly reports list the payments to suppliers with a cumulative value over £500.
Dudley Council is supported by a vast range of suppliers, works and services from external suppliers and providers.
Our objective is to obtain best value for the procurement of supplies and services for the Council. We aim to operate fair and open competition by following transparent and auditable procedures in all tendering and contracting activity.
The monthly reports are provided in an easy and accessible format in order to find information on Dudley Council's expenditure. By January 2011 all councils will provide this data in line with the new programme for government requirements for councils to become more accountable and transparent.
This data is freely re-usable under the same terms as data.gov.uk.
If you require further information about any payments, please e-mail the Information Governance Unit, setting out the details of the payment and what additional information you require.
Any FOI requests received in relation to these matters received prior to the next planned publication date will be refused using the exemption under Section 22 of the FOI Act as it is information that we hold with the intention of publishing at some future (pre-scheduled) date. The existing information available to you demonstrates that the Council has a process in place to regularly and routinely publish this information. The Council recognises that at times information outside of this routine publication may be requested and that the Council should be open and transparent in its operations and more up to date information may assist this. The information is, however, freely available on the Council’s website, and there is a statutory duty and timescale for publication. In accordance with the publication schedule quality and accuracy of information is checked. To provide information outside of this schedule may impede the process and potentially impact on the quality and accuracy of the material disclosed. As a consequence, having considered the balance of public interest in favour of both withholding and disclosing information, the Council considers that the arguments in favour of maintaining the exemption outweigh the arguments in favour of disclosing it.
If you would like to know more about the type of business conducted with these suppliers, please visit our Council Procurement Contacts page.
We will always try to be as transparent as we can but in some cases we will need to respect information that could be seen as commercially sensitive or where the payment relates to vulnerable young people or adults.
Some of this information is withheld as it is personal data. For further information about personal data please visit the Privacy & Disclaimer Statement page.