1. Is a contract or framework agreement in place for funeral services in the circumstances where the Trust has responsibility for these matters?
2. If there is not a contract or framework in place, in the absence of any contractual arrangements, how are these matters dealt with by the Trust?
3. If there is a contract or framework agreement in place:
a. Please describe each contract relating to funeral services and the specific service areas each contract covers. We consider funeral services to cover adult burials or cremations, child burials or cremations, stillbirth burials or cremations, individual fetal remains burials or cremations and communal fetal remains burials or cremations.
b. Who is the contract awarding body for each contract?
c. What specific institutions and healthcare settings does the contract cover? Please provide a list of the individual institutions and/or settings.
d. For each contract(s), please outline any lots that the contract is broken down into?
e. If the contract is divided into lots, please describe the specific geographies/institutions/services included within each contract lot?
f. Who is the present contract holder, including by lot if applicable?
g. When was the contract(s) for funeral services last let?
h. What is the term of the contract(s)?
i. What are the extensions to the term that are permissible within the contract(s)?
j. What were the activity levels (approximate number/volume) in the last full financial year of each of the funeral service types listed in 3a above? I.e. number of adult burials or cremations, number of child burial or cremations etc.
k. What was the total spent funeral services in each of the last three years of the contract, broken down by contracts for individual funeral service lines (3a) or lots where they exist? Please confirm the year definition used in the response.
l. What are the contact details for the procurement lead who will be responsible for re-tendering of this contract when the term ends (include individual, job role, organisation, address, phone number and email as available)?

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