FOI Request Please

G KEARNS made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Nottingham City Council

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Dear Nottingham City Council,

Can you please provide for me the answers to the following questions:

1. Do you provide traded services to schools in your area, or do you contract this out to another party that is not connected to the local authority? If so, to which?

2. Which school MIS (management information systems) providers do you hold support contracts or accreditations with, and for each:
a) What the nature of the current arrangement is (a paid contract, an unpaid accreditation)?
b) When the current arrangement began and when it will finish (including any extensions)?
c) If a paid contract, under what basis did you procure it (e.g. directly, through a framework, via OJEU procurement, other)?

3. How many schools do you provide MIS support services to, and:
a) How this breaks down by Primary Academies, Primary Maintained, Secondary Academies, Secondary Maintained, Other (incl. PRUs, SENs)?
b) How this breaks down by MIS provider?
c) How this total changed between 2018/19, 2019/20 and this year (say as at June 1st 2018 vs. June 1st 2019 vs. June 1st 2020, or any similar convenient dates)?

4. For schools using each of these MIS providers, which of the following activities do you carry out:
a) 1st line support
b) 2nd line support
c) 3rd line support
d) Implementations
e) Data audits / cleansing
f) Regulatory / census submissions
g) Server management
h) Main data hosting
i) Data backup
j) User training
k) Provide templates / configuration
l) Analysis of data / insight services
m) Resale of the software to schools (on a commission basis)
n) Hosting or arranging local user group meetings

5. What was your total traded service income for providing schools with MIS support for 2018/19 and 2019/20?

6. What is the current amount of de-delegated funding that you levy on LA-maintained (either in total, on a per school level, or a per learner level - whichever is easiest)?

7. What software or digital tools (learning, safeguarding or admin) do you provide to schools under the de-delegated funding allocation?

Yours faithfully,
G Kearns

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Freedom Of Information, Nottingham City Council

Dear Requester,

 

The council has considered your request below, received on 2 September:

 

1. Do you provide traded services to schools in your area, or do you
contract this out to another party that is not connected to the local
authority? If so, to which?

 

2. Which school MIS (management information systems) providers do you hold
support contracts or accreditations with, and for each:

a) What the nature of the current arrangement is (a paid contract, an
unpaid accreditation)?

b) When the current arrangement began and when it will finish (including
any extensions)?

c) If a paid contract, under what basis did you procure it (e.g. directly,
through a framework, via OJEU procurement, other)?

 

3. How many schools do you provide MIS support services to, and:

a) How this breaks down by Primary Academies, Primary Maintained,
Secondary Academies, Secondary Maintained, Other (incl. PRUs, SENs)?

b) How this breaks down by MIS provider?

c) How this total changed between 2018/19, 2019/20 and this year (say as
at June 1st 2018 vs. June 1st 2019 vs. June 1st 2020, or any similar
convenient dates)?

 

4. For schools using each of these MIS providers, which of the following
activities do you carry out:

a) 1st line support

b) 2nd line support

c) 3rd line support

d) Implementations

e) Data audits / cleansing

f) Regulatory / census submissions

g) Server management

h) Main data hosting

i) Data backup

j) User training

k) Provide templates / configuration

l) Analysis of data / insight services

m) Resale of the software to schools (on a commission basis)

n) Hosting or arranging local user group meetings

 

5. What was your total traded service income for providing schools with
MIS support for 2018/19 and 2019/20?

 

6. What is the current amount of de-delegated funding that you levy on
LA-maintained (either in total, on a per school level, or a per learner
level - whichever is easiest)?

 

7. What software or digital tools (learning, safeguarding or admin) do you
provide to schools under the de-delegated funding allocation?

 

The council have identified that some of the requested information may
need to be withheld under section 43(2) of the Act. We are currently in
the process of applying a Public Interest Test to the information. This is
a test to see whether the public interest in withholding the information
is greater than in releasing it. As a result of the above and in
accordance with section 10(3) of the Act the council is extending the
statutory deadline by which we must respond to this request from 30
September to 28 October to consider the public interest arguments both in
favour and against disclosing this information.

 

Regards

 

Freedom of Information Team

Information Compliance | Legal and Governance

Nottingham City Council | Loxley House | Station Street | Nottingham | NG2
3NG

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