Cost of Gender Pay Gap Register on GOV.UK

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Jaya Chakrabarti MBE

Dear Government Equalities Office,

I would like to know how much it cost to create the Gender Pay Gap Register that we see here:

https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/

with a break down of:
1) System implementation cost
2) Cost of sourcing the data initially
3) Cost of sourcing the data on an ongoing basis.
4) Cost to administer/maintain the register on an ongoing basis

Did the funding for the register come from public (taxpayer) funds or were private funding and/or funding in kind involved?

Was partnership with existing civil society solutions considered before public funds were spent?

Finally, was the building of the register sourced externally or built in-house?

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Best wishes,

Jaya Chakrabarti

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored,

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We will respond to you within 20 working days.

 

Sent request to Government Equalities Office again, using a new contact address.

Government Equalities Office

Dear Ms Chakrabarti,

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 26 October
2018. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and will respond to you directly as soon as possible and within
20 working days.

Please note the Department for International Development may also publish
our response to Freedom of Information requests at www.gov.uk/dfid.

Please contact me if you have any queries, quoting reference number
GEOF2018-416.

Yours sincerely

Christine Mackintosh
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Jaya Chakrabarti MBE

Dear Government Equalities Office,

Thank you for confirming so quickly. If it helps any, we've found a tender for ongoing maintenance of the service here:

https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.g...

This covers the annual maintenance cost for the register and reports in part (capped at £1.6M inc VAT per annum?), but not the rest (including the data).

We have not been able to locate the contract for the build or the data from open public spend data hence the question. Thanks so much for your help!

Yours faithfully,

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored,

 

 

 

 

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Jaya Chakrabarti MBE

Dear Government Equalities Office,

Could you please confirm that my original request is still being dealt with by DFID with the reference number GEOF2018-416?

Thanks for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE

Dear Ms Chakrabarti,

I can confirm your original request GEOF2018-416 is still being processed. We will respond to you directly as soon as possible and within 20 working days of when the request was received.

Yours sincerely,

Scott McInnes
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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Dear Ms Chakrabarti,

Please see the attached letter regarding your Freedom of Information
request F2018-416.

Yours sincerely,

Christine Mackintosh
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE

hi Christine,

Thanks very much for your update and continued consideration. I've just looked up section 43 and had a question:

"43 Commercial interests.
(1)Information is exempt information if it constitutes a trade secret.
(2)Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).
(3)The duty to confirm or deny does not arise if, or to the extent that, compliance with section 1(1)(a) would, or would be likely to, prejudice the interests mentioned in subsection (2)."

Could you tell me which of those options, i.e. (1), (2), or (3) above apply in this case please so I can better understand the nature of the issue? It would also be incredibly helpful if you could point to the original tender for the commissioning of the GPG Register (not the maintenance, which I've linked to above), which should hopefully already be in the public domain somewhere.

Thanks again,

Jaya

Government Equalities Office

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Dear Ms Chakrabarti,

Please find attached the Department for International Development's
response to your Freedom of Information request F2018-416.

Yours sincerely,

Christine Mackintosh
Information Rights Team
Department for International Development

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