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ICT expenditure

FOI16692 – Request for information


Thank you for your email of 12 July 2016, requesting the following information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

Please could you provide me with information about your ICT expenditure, as broken down in the attached template? I have included this template in order to make it easier for you to understand my requirements and provide answers.

I appreciate that you may publish contracts and transparency data, but I was unable to find the information to the level of detail I require in published sources.

Within the response, please include:

  • Expenditure from all parts of your organisation (central services and business units);
  • As well as your own organisation, expenditure for any subsidiary organisations that fall within the scope of your accounts; and
  • Both revenue (or operating) expenditure and capital expenditure.

If you could input the answers in this template and return to me by email as an attachment, this would be much appreciated.

Our response

I am pleased to provide you with the attached spread sheet (PDF) with regard to your request. I confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold some of the information you have requested. Where the information is not held this is detailed.

Please note that we do not hold some of the information requested to the level of detail required in the Hardware or Software classification. In accordance with Section 16 of the FOIA ‘the duty to provide advice and assistance’, we have provided the total expenditure these classifications. Unfortunately we also do not hold separate information which we can use to establish the XaaS% information.

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our FOI Internal Review Officer, by contacting them as follows:

FOI Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS

Email: foi@os.uk

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The FOI Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The FOI Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
If, following the outcome of the internal review you remain unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal with the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

The Case Reception Unit
Customer Service Team
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Email: mail@ico.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone helpline: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 for advice, Monday to Friday.

Thank you for your enquiry.

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