Bids for running of the UK drone database

I Hudson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Civil Aviation Authority

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Dear Civil Aviation Authority,

It has been reported that the UK drone database is to cost £2.8 million to run, could you answer the following questions?

1) Can the full requirements be provided which parties bid for, to provide the service? It's been suggested that £1 million of the cost was to interface UTM, to clarify if such rumours are true or false could you detail if the companies bidding were purely operating a licencing database or if that cost involved developing other functionality in addition to providing a licensing database alone.
2) How many companies put in a bid to operate the drone database?
3) What was the lowest and highest cost of the bids?
4) Which company was successful in securing the bid to manage the drone database licensing system?
5) It has been said the DfT paid for the development of the system, could you clarify the cost of developing the actual system as well as the ongoing cost requested above?

Yours faithfully,

I Hudson

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Thank you for contacting the CAA with your request.

 

If your requirements are unclear, or the information is held by another
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Otherwise the information we are able to disclose will be assembled and
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request.  If we are unable to provide any of the information requested an
explanation will be provided.

 

The reference number for this request is F0004325.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Hudson

 

Please find attached the CAA’s response to your request for information.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Mark Stevens [2]http://www.caa.co.uk/resources/emailsign...
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Dear Civil Aviation Authority,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Civil Aviation Authority's handling of my FOI request 'Bids for running of the UK drone database'.

The UK drone database cost is being passed onto the public, as the public are paying for the system they are entitled to know exactly what they're paying for and the relative value.

Other government agencies are transparent about their registration costs and the CAA/DfT should not be considering themselves unique. Indeed DEFRA answered a similar question recently. The whole IT industry has been taken aback by the drone database cost so trying to refuse details on the cost is going to give an impression that there is a valid concern being covered up.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

I Hudson

Civil Aviation Authority

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You have further rights as a data subject, which can be found here http://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Informatio...

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Chalk Caroline, Civil Aviation Authority

Dear Mr Hudson

 

I am undertaking a review of your request for information.  Although I
have started my review, I am afraid it has been paused whilst resource has
been re-directed to the repatriation programme in respect of Thomas Cook. 
I envisage being able to pick this up again in the next few weeks and I
apologise for the delay.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Caroline Chalk [2]http://www.caa.co.uk/resources/emailsign...
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Dear Mr Hudson

 

Please find attached our response to your request for an internal review
of your FOI request.  Thank you for your patience and apologies for the
delay in responding.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Caroline Chalk [2]http://www.caa.co.uk/resources/emailsign...
Head of
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