This is the response i have received from Birminghamn City Council on VEOLIA, although they have not answered whether the contract is du for review at any stage the amounts involved are quite high.
Our Ref: scs178d1/FOI4263
Date: 15 July 2010
Dear Mr Malik
Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request for Information
I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You have requested information on the Waste Disposal Contract for Birmingham City Council, specifically:-
“I am looking for information on contracts the council may have with Veolia, a waste management company.
I am aware that the council has contracts with Veolia and or some of its subsidiaries.
I am keen to know the dates at which these contracts are due for renewal or review and their values.”
Birmingham City Council has a single contract for waste disposal services with Veolia Environmental Services Birmingham Ltd. The 25 year contract will cease in January 2019. The current annual value of the contract is around £32 million.
If you are not satisfied with the response you may ask for an internal review.
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