Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5891

Date Request Received: 20/10/2020 10:15:02

Date Request Replied To: 06/11/2020 11:12:44

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Request Summary: Odgers Berndstonto contract information

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
I note that the Trust has used executive search firm Odgers Berndstonto recruit its new Chief Executive.

Please could you confirm:

the scope of these services provided
Answer To Question 1:
Executive search support including search and selection, for the recruitment of a new Chief Executive post only.
Question Number 2:
the cost of the above services
Answer To Question 2:
The Trust applies a s43 exemption to this question. Please see attached refusal notice.
Question Number 3:
the process undertaken to select this firm and the rationale for selecting this company rather than others
Answer To Question 3:
Originally, we approached suppliers to undertake a quotation exercise. However, due to COVID 19, the suppliers selected were unable to engage with the process and the process was halted. Due to the urgency of the requirement and in line with our Standing Financial Instructions, a sole supplier was approached to undertake the recruitment support on our behalf.
Question Number 4:
the tender documentation and proposal submitted by the firm. Please also release the above proposal or tender documentation in full, but redacted as appropriate
Answer To Question 4:
As above, no formal tender documentation available

The Trust applies a s43 exemption to part of this question - specifically the supplier proposal. Please see attached refusal notice.
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