Contract award notices

FOI request reference: F0046750
Publication date: September 2016

Title – Contract award notices

FOI request reference: F0046750

Response sent: September 2016

Outcome

Information already published

Request

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am making a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please can you confirm the information in this blog post relating to the number of Contract Award Notices published on Contracts Finder compared to the number of tenders published: 25 Contract Award Notices compared to 30 tenders as referenced in this blog: https://openopps.com/blog/post/22/completing-tenders-analysis-of-contracts-finder/.

Please can you send me details of the number of tenders published on Contracts Finder between February 2015 and October 18th 2015 and the number of contract award notices publish on Contracts Finder that match these tender notices.

I await your response within 20 working days.

Yours Sincerely,

Response

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The information you have requested is freely available on the contracts finder website.  The information held here will allow you to undertake your own research and interpret the data.

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