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PSMA and OS OpenData

Request for information – FOI14451

Request

Thank you for your email of 2 October 2014, requesting the following information:

a) I understand there’s a formula for working out the escalation of the PSMA contract from year to year. Is this formula public information, and if so could you please provide it to me?

b) What was the PSMA spend in 2012/13 and 2013/14? I think it was £57m in 2012/13?

c) Is there any escalation formula for the OS OpenData payment or is it a flat £20m pa until 2021?

Our response

I confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold the information you have requested and respond to each of your questions in turn.

a) I understand there’s a formula for working out the escalation of the PSMA contract from year to year. Is this formula public information, and if so could you please provide it to me?

The formula for determining the fee payable under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement is in the public domain and you can access it in our providing mapping data to the public sector agreement (please see schedule 3, on page 30).

b) What was the PSMA spend in 2012/13 and 2013/14? I think it was £57m in 2012/13?

The annual fee paid in 2012/13 was £55,860,000; the annual fee paid in 2013/14 was £55,088,920.

c) Is there any escalation formula for the OS OpenData payment or is it a flat £20m pa until 2021?

Payments made to Ordnance Survey under the OS OpenData Agreement comprise both a product fee and a service fee. An efficiency factor and an inflation factor are applied to the service fee, but the sum of the product and service fees is capped at £20 million per annum. I attach Schedules 3, 5 and 6 from the OS OpenData Agreement, which provide further detail as to how each of the product and service fees are calculated.

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Email: foi@os.uk

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