Dear Aberdeen City Council,

In the following FOI response: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m... the council stated that it had received ‘ information on estimated expenditure on contracts.’

With regard to this estimation of expenditure, please list the options which were considered. I do not require the value of the estimates, so no company’s commercial information need be disclosed.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Proctor

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Reference: FOI-310256849
Date of request: 23/02/2021
Title of request: Microsoft Contract

Dear Mark Proctor,

Thank you for your completing your Freedom of Information Request.

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Access to Information Team, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen City Council

Reference: FOI-310256849
Date of request: 23/02/2021
Title of request: Microsoft Contract

Dear Mark Proctor,

Thank you for your information request. We have completed the necessary
search for the information requested. Our response is now detailed below.

In the following FOI
response: [1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/m...
council stated that it had received ‘ information on estimated expenditure
on contracts.’

With regard to this estimation of expenditure, please list the options
which were considered. I do not require the value of the estimates, so no
company’s commercial information need be disclosed.Please see below the
three options which were considered:

 1. .Consideration of a region-wide line of business solution
 2. .Upgrade of the current line of business solution
 3. .Going to the market place for an enterprise-wide solution

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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content of it, you are entitled to ask for an appeal. You can do this from
your [2]Aberdeen City Council self service account.

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Information Review and Appeals.

We hope this helps with your request.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
Marischal College | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB
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Dear Access to Information Team, Aberdeen City Council,

That is the absolute minimum amount of information you could have imparted! I feel like I should congratulate you.

These sorts of decisions worry me, because they affect real social work and real service users. Ah well, I suppose I just have to accept that somebody a long way up the food chain has decided to do something, and the rest of us will have to live with the consequences.

Hope it's good for somebody's cv.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Proctor

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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