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Date Responded 08 April 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

Please can you send me the organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN) contract, which may include the following:

  • Support and Maintenance- e.g. switches, router, software etc
  • Managed- If this includes services than just LAN.
  1. Contract Type: Managed or Maintenance
  2. Existing Supplier: Who is the current supplier?
  3. Annual Spend for each supplier: What is the annual average spending on the supplier above? If there is more than one supplier please split the annual averages spend for each supplier.
  4. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.
  5. Number of Sites: The number of sites, where equipment is supported by each contract.
  6. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?
  7. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract.
  8. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include.
  9. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire?
  10. Contract Review Date: When will the organisation is planning to review the contract?
  11. Responsible Officer: Contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

If the LAN maintenance is included in-house please include the following information:

  1. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?
  2. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.
  3. Number of Sites: Estimated/Actual number of sites the LAN covers.
  4. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for LAN please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

If the contract is managed by a 3rd party e.g. Can you please provide me with

  1. Existing Supplier: Who is the current supplier?
  2. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.
  3. Number of Sites: Estimated/Actual number of sites the LAN covers.
  4. Contract Type: Managed, Maintenance, Installation, Software
  5. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?
  6. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract.
  7. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include.
  8. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire?
  9. Contract Review Date: When will the organisation is planning to review the contract?
  10. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contract(s) please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

This submission is identical to your submission made last year – FOI 058/19 refers  (with the exception of point 4, which we address below.) and I can confirm that the information provided within that submission still stands. Section 21 is therefore applicable.

Our response to that request, should you no longer have a copy, is published on the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log.

With regards to point 4, Paul Smith is now the Infrastructure Manager.  Contact can be made as per previous response, by the non emergency 101 number.

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