Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywMary Redman mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.

Dear Hartlepool Council,

I notice from a supplier website that the council is planning to adopt a new Education Management System from LiquidLogic. Could you please advise the following:
1.When did the Council purchase this system?
2. Was there a business case identifying the reasons for moving to a new market entrant solution for Admissions and Education Management? If yes can you this be shared please as part of this response.
3. What was the total contract value of this purchase?
4. How long was the contract for?
5. What procurement framework was used to purchase this system?
6. When are the Council actually planning to go-live with this system?
7. Has the council stopped paying support and maintenance on their old Education Management Solution yet? If not when are you expecting to stop paying support and maintenance on the following Education Systems: a) Admissions and Transfers, b) Early Years, c) Family information Services Directory, d) Special Educational Needs, e) Transport, f) Governors, g) Childrens Centres Management (Estart),
8. How much does the Council pay annually in support and maintenance for this system(s)?

Yours faithfully,

Mary Redman

Freedomofinformation, Hartlepool Council

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FOI Responses, Hartlepool Council

Dear Mary,

 

Further to your request for information, I can advise as follows:-

 

Question Response
I notice from a supplier website that
the council is planning to adopt a
new Education Management System from
LiquidLogic.  Could you please advise
the following:
1.    When did the council purchase March 2017
this system?
2.    Was there a business case Yes:
identifying the reasons for moving to
a new market entrant solution for -          HBC conducted a
Admissions and Education Management?  procurement exercise in 2016 to
If yes can you this be shared please which there was one respondent. 
as part of this response. This demonstrated that there was
limited interest in the market to
meet HBC’s needs

-          Being an early adopter
Liquidlogic’s EYES product provided
HBC with an opportunity to support
the development of an education
system that meets the needs of the
LA

-          Using Liquidlogic’s EYES
product moves HBC closer to having
one record for a child as children’s
social care, early help, early years
and education records will now all
sit on one core database
3.    What was the total contract Please see exemption below
value of this purchase?
4.    How long was the contract for? 5 years
  This system was procured by
Northgate PS as part of their
5.    What procurement framework was contract as HBC’s ICT Provider
used to purchase this system?
  June 2018

6.    When are the Council actually
planning to go-live with this system?
7.    Has the council stopped paying a) Admissions and Transfers – 31^st
support and maintenance on their old March 2019
Education Management Solution yet? If
not when are you expecting to stop b) Early Years – n/a
paying support and maintenance on the
following Education Systems:  a) c) Family information Services
Admissions and Transfers, b) Early Directory – n/a
Years, c) Family information Services
Directory, d) Special Educational d) Special Educational Needs – 31^st
Needs, e) Transport, f) Governors, g) March 2017
Childrens Centres Management
(Estart), e) Transport – 31^st March 2018

f) Governors – 31^st March 2018

g) Childrens Centres Management
(Estart) – 31^st March 2017
  Please see exemption below.

8.    How much does the Council pay
annually in support and

maintenance for this system(s)?
 

 

Exemption

 

We have considered your request and believe some of the information to be
exempt from disclosure under section 43 (2) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 (the Act) ‘Commercial Interests’ and section 41 ‘information
provided in confidence.’

 

In the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance it states that
information may be exempt if disclosure would, or would be likely to,
prejudice the commercial interests of any person. We believe that this
exemption applies to this information. The guidance states that
“disclosure is to the commercial detriment of a third party where
disclosure could result in an actionable breach of confidence”.
Furthermore s.43(2) is designed to protect the commercial interests of
commercial bodies.

 

In applying this exemption we have considered the public interest. The
courts have often distinguished between things which are in the public
interest from those which are merely of interest to the public. We believe
that disclosure is not in the public interest, and would only be of
‘interest’ to organisation that operate in the same business and be used
in an attempt to gain competitive advantage, The Guidance recommends the
disclosure of information if “disclosure of the information ensures
greater competition.” It is our view that disclosure of the information
will have the effect of reducing competition in what is a specialist area
of work. The Council further agrees that the disclosure would be harmful
to the economic interests of the organisation and would have a detrimental
effect on the Council’s ability to attract organisations to do business
with the Council.

 

The Information Commissioner’s Guidance on the public interest sets out
the factors for disclosure in the public interest for example
accountability for spending public money, the number of people affected by
a proposal, any reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing, or any potential
conflict of interest. Whilst we appreciate the public have an interest in
how Councils are spending money, we do not believe there to be a general
public interest in the disclosure of the specific information. The Act
does, however, recognise that there will be circumstances and respects in
which the preservation of confidentiality between public authority and
contractor is appropriate, and must be maintained, in the public interest.
Again we believe disclosure is only of interest to a competitor and feel
there is no public interest for the information to be revealed, rather
there is a significant public disadvantage, in particular in terms of
reducing competitiveness and choice if the information was to be provided
as requested.          

 

 

We hope that this information deals with your request, however if you are
dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask
for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted to
[1][email address] within two months of the date of
receipt of the response to your original request.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

Kind regards

 

Jake Barras | Legal Assistant

Hartlepool Borough Council

Tel: (01429) 401997

Email: [3][email address]

Secure Email: [4][email address]

 

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Dear FOI Responses,

Your response text seems to have been corrupted and the formatting makes this difficult to read. Could you please review this and resubmit your response.

Yours sincerely,

Mary Redman

FOI Responses, Hartlepool Council

Dear Mary,

 

I have copied the original response below. If the response is still
difficult to read, please let me know and I can look at alternatives.

 

Jake

 

Dear Mary,

 

Further to your request for information, I can advise as follows:-

 

Question Response
I notice from a supplier website that
the council is planning to adopt a
new Education Management System from
LiquidLogic.  Could you please advise
the following:
1.    When did the council purchase March 2017
this system?
2.    Was there a business case Yes:
identifying the reasons for moving to
a new market entrant solution for -          HBC conducted a
Admissions and Education Management?  procurement exercise in 2016 to
If yes can you this be shared please which there was one respondent. 
as part of this response. This demonstrated that there was
limited interest in the market to
meet HBC’s needs

-          Being an early adopter
Liquidlogic’s EYES product provided
HBC with an opportunity to support
the development of an education
system that meets the needs of the
LA

-          Using Liquidlogic’s EYES
product moves HBC closer to having
one record for a child as children’s
social care, early help, early years
and education records will now all
sit on one core database
3.    What was the total contract Please see exemption below
value of this purchase?
4.    How long was the contract for? 5 years
  This system was procured by
Northgate PS as part of their
5.    What procurement framework was contract as HBC’s ICT Provider
used to purchase this system?
  June 2018

6.    When are the Council actually
planning to go-live with this system?
7.    Has the council stopped paying a) Admissions and Transfers – 31^st
support and maintenance on their old March 2019
Education Management Solution yet? If
not when are you expecting to stop b) Early Years – n/a
paying support and maintenance on the
following Education Systems:  a) c) Family information Services
Admissions and Transfers, b) Early Directory – n/a
Years, c) Family information Services
Directory, d) Special Educational d) Special Educational Needs – 31^st
Needs, e) Transport, f) Governors, g) March 2017
Childrens Centres Management
(Estart), e) Transport – 31^st March 2018

f) Governors – 31^st March 2018

g) Childrens Centres Management
(Estart) – 31^st March 2017
  Please see exemption below.

8.    How much does the Council pay
annually in support and

maintenance for this system(s)?
 

 

Exemption

 

We have considered your request and believe some of the information to be
exempt from disclosure under section 43 (2) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 (the Act) ‘Commercial Interests’ and section 41 ‘information
provided in confidence.’

 

In the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance it states that
information may be exempt if disclosure would, or would be likely to,
prejudice the commercial interests of any person. We believe that this
exemption applies to this information. The guidance states that
“disclosure is to the commercial detriment of a third party where
disclosure could result in an actionable breach of confidence”.
Furthermore s.43(2) is designed to protect the commercial interests of
commercial bodies.

 

In applying this exemption we have considered the public interest. The
courts have often distinguished between things which are in the public
interest from those which are merely of interest to the public. We believe
that disclosure is not in the public interest, and would only be of
‘interest’ to organisation that operate in the same business and be used
in an attempt to gain competitive advantage, The Guidance recommends the
disclosure of information if “disclosure of the information ensures
greater competition.” It is our view that disclosure of the information
will have the effect of reducing competition in what is a specialist area
of work. The Council further agrees that the disclosure would be harmful
to the economic interests of the organisation and would have a detrimental
effect on the Council’s ability to attract organisations to do business
with the Council.

 

The Information Commissioner’s Guidance on the public interest sets out
the factors for disclosure in the public interest for example
accountability for spending public money, the number of people affected by
a proposal, any reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing, or any potential
conflict of interest. Whilst we appreciate the public have an interest in
how Councils are spending money, we do not believe there to be a general
public interest in the disclosure of the specific information. The Act
does, however, recognise that there will be circumstances and respects in
which the preservation of confidentiality between public authority and
contractor is appropriate, and must be maintained, in the public interest.
Again we believe disclosure is only of interest to a competitor and feel
there is no public interest for the information to be revealed, rather
there is a significant public disadvantage, in particular in terms of
reducing competitiveness and choice if the information was to be provided
as requested.          

 

 

We hope that this information deals with your request, however if you are
dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask
for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted to
[1][email address] within two months of the date of
receipt of the response to your original request.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

Kind regards

 

Jake Barras | Legal Assistant

Hartlepool Borough Council

Tel: (01429) 401997

Email: [3][email address]

Secure Email: [4][email address]

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

Jake Barras | Legal Assistant

Hartlepool Borough Council

Tel: (01429) 401997

Email: [email address]

Secure Email: [email address]

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FOI Responses,

Please could you provide in a word document as the text is difficult to read and looks like the formatting has been lost when pasted in for the reponse.

Yours sincerely,

Mary Redman

FOI Responses, Hartlepool Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mary

Further to your request for information, please see the attachment.

We hope that this information deals with your request, however if you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted to [email address] within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, www.ico.org.uk

Thanks

Elena Lilley| Legal Administration Officer Hartlepool Borough Council
Tel: (01429) 523647 | Ext: 3647
Email: [email address]

Web: hartlepool.gov.uk
Facebook: facebook.com/hartlepoolcouncil
Twitter: twitter.com/HpoolCouncil

From: Mary Redman [mailto:[FOI #478928 email]]
Sent: 18 October 2018 17:17
To: FOI Responses
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Education Management System

Dear FOI Responses,

Please could you provide in a word document as the text is difficult to read and looks like the formatting has been lost when pasted in for the reponse.

Yours sincerely,

Mary Redman

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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