FOI Request - Combat Austerity

Request 101001373902

PPP Schemes (including PFI, NPD and Hub Initiative)
In the past 3 years:

1. What measures have you taken to monitor the contract performance of PPP schemes?
o We are looking for a description of systems and an approximate indication of client side staffing to undertake contract monitoring.
2. What penalty charges or other payments have you recovered?
o From which scheme and amount received.
3. Has your organisation restructured any of its PPP contracts?
4. If so, what savings has this delivered to your organisation?
o From which scheme and amount received.
5. Have you considered buying out any PPP schemes?
6. If so, what was the outcome of that consideration?
7. Please list the interest rate the PPP provider is paying on borrowing to finance PPP schemes you are involved in?
o This includes joint schemes with health boards/councils.

8. Has your council changed the length of loans to lower individual repayments?
o If so, what is the annual saving?
9. Has your council refinanced any loans to take advantage of lower interest rates?
o If so, what is the annual saving?
10. Has your council considered using bonds to finance capital borrowing?
o If so, what was the outcome of that consideration?
11. Have you considered any other measures to reduce your borrowing costs, other than borrowing from reserves?
o If so, what was the outcome of that consideration?
12. Please supply a copy of your council’s current borrowing book with outstanding loans in the usual spreadsheet format with, as a minimum, the information as set out below:

13. Has your council considered any revenue generating projects such electricity generation?
o If so, what was the outcome of that consideration?

Response 22-12-2016

1.  The following is a description of the method used to monitor Moray Councils PPP schools contract.

2 staff spend part of their time monitoring the contract.

The main method is via a Help Desk system.  The system is specific to the Moray Council contract.  Issues/faults are logged on to it and the system automatically identifies the time frame within which the issues/faults should be rectified.  If rectification is not achieved within the required time frame deductions are automatically calculated.

The secondary method involves site visits and formal meetings with the FM provider and the school.

2 - 11 and 13  The information can be found here.

12  The information can be found here.

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