Disclosure Details

Police Suppliers - 935/12

Dated: 13 Dec 2012

Date of request:   27/11/2012

Date of response:   13/12/2012

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 27 November 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

Please confirm whether your force has entered into a commercial relationship with any of the following companies between the years 2006 and 2012. Where possible please state the year and what type of goods or services the supplier company provided. 

  • York Guns Ltd

  • Jago Ltd

  • Xmilitaria Ltd

  • Procurement Management Services Ltd

  • Mil-tec Marketing Ltd

  • Imperial Defence Ltd

  • Easy Tiger Ltd

  • Primetake Ltd

If it is easier then we will accept full lists of suppliers for each year.

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Finance & Resources Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

Please note this request has been aggregated with FOI 955/12, submitted by a colleague of yours within the same organisation.
The Fees Regulations state that two or more requests to one public authority can be aggregated for the purposes of calculating costs if they are:

  • by one person, or by different persons who appear to the public authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign;

  • for the same or similar information; and

  • the subsequent request is received by the public authority within 60 working days of the previous request.

The intention of this provision is to prevent individuals or organisations evading the appropriate limit by dividing a request into smaller parts.

York Guns Ltd - Firearms, ammunition & training equipment has been purchased from this company during 2006 to 2010.  There have been no
purchases since December 2010.

Primetake Ltd - CS Spray, CS cabinets, Taser Cabinets & Ammunition have been purchased from this company since 2006. Ammunition was
purchased through a national framework and the other items have been purchased through ad hoc arrangements.   

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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