Health and Community Services consultant (FOI)
Health and Community Services consultant (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 November 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Can you please provide details of any contracts or engagements, since 2016 until the present day, between Health and Community Services (HCS) or any other government department with [Name redacted]?
Please include the daily rate paid, the length and total value of the contract, the tender process undertaken prior to awarding the contract and a description of the nature of the work being undertaken.
[Name redacted] was sourced via a call off contract with an agency to undertake technical interviews for senior roles within the States of Jersey.
[Name redacted] was subsequently engaged by the Health and Social Services department (now HCS) personnel staff who no longer work for the organisation and documentation in respect of the process for her engagement has not been able to be retrieved. Since 2018 [Name redacted] has completed a number of different assignments which have included development of policies and associated documentation, job planning for medical staff, coaching and mentoring for senior clinical staff, technical assessments and independent panel member on senior appointments.
The total cost of work to date for work undertaken amounts to £315,049.
The previous arrangements for the engagement of the consultancy are currently being reviewed; and many of the previous areas of assistance will no longer be required going forward.
Further information on daily rate paid is considered to be commercially sensitive and therefore Article 33 (Commercial Interests) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied to the exact amounts paid.
Article 33 Commercial interests
Information is qualified exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes a trade secret; or
(b) its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the scheduled public authority holding the information).
Prejudice / public interest test
Article 33 (b) allows an authority to refuse a request for information where its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the scheduled public authority holding the information). Whilst it is accepted that the public may have an interest in the value of contracts between the Government of Jersey and third parties, it is believed the contract values are commercially sensitive as they are the outcome of negotiations between parties and that the release of this data could affect the negotiation of future contracts