Cost and contracts for Derbyshire crime map

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Dear Sir or Madam,

According to a press release from earlier in the year:
http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/news/136...

"Derbyshire Constabulary has launched its interactive crime mapping website [u]sing a simple, user-friendly interface and highly-detailed Ordnance Survey maps..."

Although this system appears to have been shut down in favour of a national system launched last month:
http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/local/20...

I have reason to believe that a contract was signed and delivered for the Derbyshire Constabulary's version.

Please may I be sent:

* the names and dates of engagement of the contractors/consultants who developed and maintained the Derbyshire Constabulary crime mapper from its start till its completion

* the costs incurred by the contractors related to building and maintaining the site.

* copies of the contracts and agreements signed with these contractors-- including any termination clauses which may have been invoked following the launch of the national crime map.

Yours faithfully,

Julian Todd

Derbyshire Constabulary

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Mr Todd,

Please find attached the acknowledgement letter to your recent FOI
request.

Kind regards,

Louise Hawkins
Disclosure Officer
Freedom of Information Unit
Professional Standards Department
Derbyshire Constabulary
Butterley Hall
Ripley
Derbyshire
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Email: [email address]

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Dear Derbyshire Constabulary,

Please pass this communication to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews in accordance with Section 38 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (section 45) Code of Practice.

My complaint concerns the responses to questions 2 and 3 of my FOI request of 24 November 2009 for "costs and contracts of the Derbyshire Crime Map", which were to send me:

"(2) The costs incurred by the contractors related to building and maintaining the site.

"(3) Copies of the contracts and agreements signed with these contractors-- including any termination clauses which may have been invoked following the launch of the national crime map."

The response by Derbyshire Constabulary to (2) was:

"We do not hold this information – it would be held by the contractor not the Force."

This was a deliberately literal interpretation of my question, which I had clearly intended to mean:

"What were the costs incurred TO THE DERBYSHIRE CONSTABULARY by the contractors related to building and maintaining the site?"

The response by Derbyshire Constabulary to (3) was to cite an out of context statement from a very obscure Tribunal Decision - N. Ingle v Information Commissioner 29 June 2007 (EA/2007/0023), as justification for refusing the disclosure of any document in principle.

I should not need to outline the well-established principle that it is in the public interest to publish contracts with suppliers in order to create a fair marketplace. Numerous decisions by the Commissioner and the Tribunal which you will be aware of attest to that.

However, I will quote from an interview with the current Information Commissioner, Chris Graham:

"It should be absolutely routine that details of contracts, value of contracts, expenses, minutes of top-level meetings just should be up there on departmental websites."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/opensecrets/2...

I look forward to receiving information I requested relating the the costs of this contract, and a copy of the contract itself, in due course, as well as confirmation that the information practices of the Derbyshire Constabulary have been updated to the appropriate standard.

Yours faithfully,

Julian Todd

Derbyshire Constabulary

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Please find attached confirmation of your request received under the
Freedom of Information Act.

Kind regards

Sue Guest
Disclosure Assistant
Freedom of Information Unit
Professional Standards Department
Derbyshire Constabulary
Butterley Hall
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3RS
Tel: 0345 1233333 (Internal 700 2779)
Fax: 01773 572639
E-mail: [email address]
Web: [1]http://www.derbyshire.police.uk

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Please find attached our response to your recent request for an Internal
Review.

S.Barlow
FOI Manager

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Francis Irving left an annotation ()

Julian says he has sent a complaint about this to the ICO.

Dear Louise Hawkins,

Thank you for releasing this contract with Rock Kitchen Harris Ltd for the Derbyshire Crime mapper, following correspondence from the Information Commissioner. I shall consider this matter closed.

Yours sincerely,

Julian Todd

Freedom of Information Office,

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For the attention of Richard from the Whatdotheyknow.com team please as he
requested.

S.Barlow
FOI manager

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attachments. The unauthorised use, disclosure, copying or alteration of
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Ganesh Sittampalam left an annotation ()

The document requested was originally released on 15th October 2010. It included the scanned signatures of individuals, and the authority recently contacted us to ask for these to be removed. In line with our usual procedure we asked for a replacement version with the signatures removed, which can be found in the recent message, and we have now deleted the original document.

The redaction has also removed the names of the individuals who signed the document, which we believe should continue to be disclosed:

David Moore, Director, on behalf of Rock Kitchen Harris Limited

Paul Whitehall, Procurement Manager on behalf of Derbyshire Police Authority.
Witnessed by Matthew Rudder

Ganesh - WhatDoTheyKnow.com volunteer

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