Wide Area Networks and Network Access provision Contract

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Dear Transport for London,

I'd like to make a freedom of information request for the Wide Area Networks and Network Access contract which I believe was awarded to Capita Business Services Ltd in Dec 2017.
It is not necessary to release any subsequent variations to the contract or work orders which relate to specific projects however please include any supplementary elements of the contract which relate to the delivery of project works in general.
If you have already released this contract please do point me in right direction.
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Neal Dodge

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Neal Dodge

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0175-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26
April 2021.

 

We will aim to issue a response by 24 May 2021 in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

However, please think carefully about whether the request is essential at
this current time, as answering FOI requests will require the use of
limited resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other
essential activity. Where requests are made, please note that our response
time may be impacted by the current situation and so you may wish to
reconsider the timing of this request. Please notify us as soon as
possible if you would like to withdraw your request at the current time.

 

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects
including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data,
governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is
frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[2]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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FOI, Transport for London

1 Atodiad

Dear Neal Dodge

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0175-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26
April 2021.

 

Your request is being considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy.  I
can confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

However, in accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act
we are still considering the balance of the public interest in relation to
a qualified exemption that applies to the requested information and have
not yet reached a conclusion. The exemption under consideration is section
43. It is estimated that a decision will be reached by 21 June 2021and I
will write again to inform you of that decision.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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FOI, Transport for London

2 Atodiad

Dear Neal Dodge

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0175-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26
April 2021, asking for the Wide Area Networks and Network Access contract
with Capita Business Services Ltd.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm that we hold the information you require.

 

Please find the requested contract attached.

 

However, in accordance with the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply some
financial information contained within the contract as it is subject to a
statutory exemption to the right of access to information under 43(2) –
commercial interests. In this instance, the exemption has been applied as
disclosure of this information would be likely to prejudice the commercial
interests of TfL and/or Capita.

 

Disclosing details regarding pricing and rates would prejudice TfL’s
position in ensuring it has an unconstrained bargaining leverage in any
future negotiations TfL may undertake in regard to this area. Likewise
Capita would suffer prejudice to its commercial interests if the financial
specifications contained within the contract were disclosed.

  

The use of this exemption is subject to an assessment of the public
interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned.
TfL recognises the need for openness and transparency by public
authorities, particularly where the expenditure of public money is
concerned, but in this instance the public interest in ensuring that TfL
is able to obtain the best value for public money with regards to the
service provided to maintain the scheme, outweighs the general public
interest in increasing transparency of TfL’s processes.

 

Furthermore, in accordance with TfL’s obligations under Data Protection
legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by section
40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data
would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first principle
which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It
would not be fair to disclose this personal information when the
individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not
satisfied one of the conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.

 

This exemption to the right of access to information is an absolute
exemption and not subject to an assessment of whether the public interest
favours use of the exemption.

 

If you are considering submitting a further request please think carefully
about whether the request is essential at this current time, as answering
FOI/EIR requests will require the use of limited resources and the
attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. Where
requests are made, please note that our response time may be impacted by
the current situation.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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