States project tendering process (FOI)
States project tendering process (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 26 May 2017.
Can you please tell me how the tendering process for States funded building projects works?
Are all projects advertised for tender and, if so, where are the advertisements placed?
Can you please also tell me what percentage of States work has been awarded to Camerons over the last five years?
Was there a tendering process for the International Finance Centre?
The procurement requirements for building project works are incorporated within the wider States Financial Direction 5.1 ‘Purchasing Goods and Services’. The link is provided below:
Purchasing Goods and Services
All projects that are required to be advertised for tender under the Financial Direction 5.1 are uploaded to the States e-tendering portal. Some projects may also be advertised elsewhere to target a particular contractor market. Where an exemption from open tendering is approved, the project may be tendered through a restricted process or not tendered. The reason for any variation from open tendering will be recorded in the approved exemption form.
It is not possible to break the expenditure down and quantify it as a percentage of total States expenditure for each year as it is estimated it would exceed 12.5 hours to collate the information. For this reason the Scheduled Public Authority has determined that this information falls under Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 and is refused.
The information requested is not held by the States of Jersey. The information is held by the Jersey Development Company which is not a scheduled public authority under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. It is not information which, as the shareholder, the States of Jersey would ordinarily hold or request.
The Jersey Development Company website can be found below:
Jersey Development Company website
For further information, the organisations which are covered by the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 are listed on the following link:
Organisation under FOI Law from 2015
Exemption(s) and / or refusal(s) applied
Article 16: A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive
(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed any fee of an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.
Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.