Request for information – FOI14529
Thank you for your email of 17 February 2015, requesting the following information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act FOIA 2000:
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide me with the following information about your current contracts with third party suppliers.
1. If another organisation routinely manages procurement and contracts on behalf of your organisation, please could you provide me with its name:
2. If your organisation routinely manages procurement and contracts on behalf of another organisation(s), please could you provide me with their names:
3. If your organisation handles its own procurement and contracts, please could you provide me with a list of all of your current contracts for ICT services, with the following information for each one:
- Contract name/short description.
- Start date (or last renewal date, if applicable).
- End date.
- Estimated contract value (ie for services provided between start and end date).
If this contract was called off a central framework agreement (e.g. from the Crown Commercial Service, G-Cloud, etc) please say which one.
I can confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold some of the information you have requested to respond to your information request. Where the information is not held or exempt from disclosure, this is stated.
1. I can confirm that we do not hold this information because no other organisation routinely manages procurement and contracts on behalf of Ordnance Survey.
2. I can confirm that we do not hold this information because Ordnance Survey does not routinely manage procurement and contracts on behalf of another organisation.
3. I can confirm that whilst we do hold this information, part of it has not been provided as we consider compliance with this part of your request would exceed the appropriate cost limit according to Section 12 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act.
This is because the process of locating and extracting the ‘contract value’ information from the current format for all of our suppliers would be very timely, and the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit.
However under our duty to provide advice and assistance as stipulated in Section 16 of the FOIA, we have provided the attached spreadsheet with our ‘estimated annual costs’ of each of our suppliers.
I hope this helps with your enquiry.
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