The Request

RECEIVED ON 23 OCTOBER 2015

Dear FOI Officer,
 
I want to make a Freedom of Information request, could you please send me the following information with regards to the organisation’s Mobile Phones. You may have received the same request in the past and this information sent has now expired and I require an update as soon as possible for the following information:
 
If there is more than one provider please split all the information including  including the annual average spend, number of users, duration, contract dates and internal contact details.
 
1.       Network Provider(s) - Please provide me with the network provider name
2.       Annual Average Spend- Can you please provide me with the average annual spend over the 3 years. If this is a new contract can you please provide the estimated annual spend.
3.       Number of Users- Number of connections for each network provider.
4.       Duration of the contract- please state if the contract also include contract extensions for each provider.
5.       Contract Start Date- please can you provide me with the start date of the signed agreement. Please do not provide me with the framework contract date i require the contract dates of the signed agreement.
6.       Contract Expiry Date- please can you provide me with the expiry date of the signed agreement. Please do not provide me with the framework contract date i require the contract dates of the signed agreement. If the contract is rolling please state.
7.       Contract Review Date- Please can you provide me with a date on when the organisation plans to review this contract.
8.       The person within the organisation responsible for this particular contract. Can you send me the full contact details Contact Name, Job Title, Contact Number and direct email address for each network provider? If full contact details cannot be provided please send me the actual job title.
 
If the supply of mobile phones if provided by an external organisation please state the name of the organisation, the number of users (Connections of your organisation only) and the name of the network provider.
 
Please can you provide me with the latest information- If the organisation’s is currently out to tender please can you also state the approx. date of award along with the information above.
 
Also if contract in the response has expired / rolling please can you provide me with further information if available of the organisation's plans going forward with regards to mobiles and the current status?
 
If this contract was awarded within the past three months can you please provide me with a shortlist of suppliers that bid on the contract?
 
 
Regards

Our Response

Responded on 16 november 2015

Case Reference: FOI/2015/85

16 November 2015

Dear

Thank you for your request for information dated 23 October 2015 concerning corporate mobile phone information. 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 each point.

1. Network Provider(s)
Vodafone UK Ltd
2. Annual Average Spend
£130695 per annum
3. Number of Users/Connections
642
4. Duration of the contract
2 years (24 months). No contract extension
5. Contract Start Date
09/11/2015
6. Contract Expiry Date
08/11/2017
7. Contract Review Date
30/10/2016  
8. The person within the organisation responsible for this particular contract
Contract Relationship Manager
If this contract was awarded within the past three months can you please provide me with a shortlist of suppliers that bid on the contract?
Vodafone, Capita, EE, Freedom Communications, Telefonica and KCOM

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