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UK Research and Innovation 
Polaris House 
North  Star Avenue 
Swindon SN2 1FL 
 
 
 
www.ukri.org 
 
 
 
17 December 2018   
 
Steve Wiltshire 
Sent by email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
 
Dear Steve, 
 
Freedom of Information request: 2018/0215 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 19th November 2018 in which you 
requested the following: 
 
Your Request: 
 
I  would like to know the following information about a contracting company called Visionist. 
 
•  How  much did UKRI  and its constituent parts pay Visionist for digital, IT and related project and 
programme work as part of the UKRI  Transition Programme in the financial year 2017-18? 
•  How  much is UKRI  and its constituent parts expected / estimated to pay Visionist for digital, IT and 
related project and programme work on the UKRI  Transition Programme in the financial year 2018 
-19?    
•  How  did the UKRI  Transition Programme first come across Visionist in other words how was 
Visionist introduced to the UKRI Transition Programme? 
•  Was any of the work that Visionist has carried out or is currently carrying out awarded directly or 
was it awarded through a tender process? 
•  Was UK  SBS  as the Shared Service Provider for UKRI asked to bid or carry out the work that 
Visionist was commissioned to do? 
 
Our response: 
 
I  can confirm UK Research and Innovation hold information relevant to your request. 
 
Please see the information relevant to your request below. 
 
How  much did UKRI  and its constituent parts pay Visionist for digital, IT and related project and 
programme work as part of the UKRI  Transition Programme in the financial year 2017-18?  
 
•  For FY17/18 it was £359,352.86 
How  much is UKRI  and its constituent parts expected / estimated to pay Visionist for digital, IT and related 
project and programme work on the UKRI  Transition Programme in the financial year 2018 -19?  
 
www.ukri.org 
 
VAT number:  287461957 

•  Potentially up to £900k 
 
How  did the UKRI  Transition Programme first come across Visionist in other words how was Visionist 
introduced to the UKRI Transition Programme?  
 
•  The supplier was familiar to UKRI  given that they are a key supplier to BEIS, however they were 
selected as a supplier to UKRI  via a G-Cloud search 
Was any of the work that Visionist has carried out or is currently carrying out awarded directly or was it 
awarded through a tender process?  
 
•  They were awarded the contract as a result of a G-Cloud selection process from a long list of 
potential suppliers 
Was UK  SBS  as the Shared Service Provider for UKRI asked to bid or carry out the work that Visionist 
was commissioned to do?  
 
•  No however UK  SBS were commissioned to deliver other aspects of the delivery for Transition 
If you have any queries about this response please contact me, or if you are unhappy with the service you 
have received in relation to your request and wish to request a review of our decision, please write to: 
 
Complaints Officer 
UK  Research and Innovation 
Polaris House 
North Star Avenue 
Swindon 
SN2 1FL 
Email: xxx@xxxx.xxx 
 
Please quote the reference number above in any future communications. 
 
If you are still not content with the outcome of the review, you may apply to refer the matter to the 
Information Commissioner for a decision.  Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have 
exhausted the review procedure provided by UKRI.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 
 
Information Commissioner 
Wycliffe House, 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
 
Enquiry/Information Line: Between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 
Further information about the Office of the Information Commissioner can be found at 
http://www.ico.gov.uk/ 
 
 
Yours sincerely, 
 
 
Jason Johnson 
UK  Research and Innovation, Information Governance Team 
Email: xxx@xxxx.xxx 
www.ukri.org 
 
VAT number:  287461957