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Local Area Network (LAN) - 058/19

Date Responded 29 January 2019

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:

Can I please make a request under the Freedom of Information Act and I would like to request the following information about the organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN) environment.

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. 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:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the ICT Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

Northumbria Police’s LAN Environment is managed in-house by its own ICT Network Team. Equipment is procured via approved frameworks available to policing with a 5 year hardware warranty and supported by internal ICT Staff.

  1. CISCO
  2. Approx. 5000
  3. 82
  4. Mark Wilkinson 5712, Infrastructure Services Manager, ICT Department.

You can call 101 and ask to speak direct to Mark.

 

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