FOI/2015/26

The Request

Received on 13 April 2015

Dear Sir/Madam,
 
Under the Freedom of Information Act I respectfully request that you provide me with a list of suppliers providing outsourced ICT Services to your organisation at the current time. Please present the information back by email (to this address) detailing for each supplier (where more than one is engaged):
- Name of supplier
- Service(s) provided by supplier
- Renewal date for provided service(s) (optional)
- Current spend with supplier for provided service(s) (optional)

In the interests of focussing on suppliers of a material nature it would be acceptable to respond with just those suppliers where annual spend (on any particular service) is in excess of £50,000 per annum.

Please let me know if you would like me to clarify my request further.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

 

Our Response

Responded on 7 May 2015

Case Reference: FOI/2015/26

7 May 2015

Dear

Thank you for your request for information dated 13 April 2015 concerning a list of suppliers providing outsourced ICT Services. Your request has been handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and has been passed to me for reply.

I can confirm, under section 1 (1) (a) of the FOIA, that the British Council does hold the information you have requested.

For your ease of reference, I have restated your request below in bold and have provided our response beneath.

Under the Freedom of Information Act I respectfully request that you provide me with a list of suppliers providing outsourced ICT Services to your organisation at the current time. Please present the information back by email (to this address) detailing for each supplier (where more than one is engaged):
- Name of supplier
- Service(s) provided by supplier
- Renewal date for provided service(s) (optional)
- Current spend with supplier for provided service(s) (optional)

In the interests of focussing on suppliers of a material nature it would be acceptable to respond with just those suppliers where annual spend (on any particular service) is in excess of £50,000 per annum.

Please find attached a list of suppliers by supplier name and service provided.

This list is based on the latest financial year (2014-15) and focusses on suppliers where annual spend is in excess of £50k per annum.

We do not have a specific spend category for outsourced services, and outsourcing can take place in any activity area or spend type. However outsourced IT services will mostly be included in the spend types indicated in the attached list. It is not definitive that these categories only have outsourced services thus they could also include other products or services.  

I hope the information provided has been useful.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Information Security and Governance
British Council
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
Manchester
M1 6BB
Email: foi@britishcouncil.org

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner for a decision at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113
Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Information Policy Advisor: FOI | Information Security & Governance

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