Dear Regulatory Policy Committee,
Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to make a request for all the information to which I am entitled under Freedom of Information Act 2000. My requests are outlined below as specifically as possible to help you retrieve the information required. However, if any of the below is unclear, I would appreciate if you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to assist requesters.

Please could you provide the following information:

1) How many employees are working for your organisation, including full-time, part-time, and contracted staff?
2) What is your annual intranet budget?
3) What is your current intranet solution? (e.g. Invotra, Sharepoint, Kahootz, Umbraco)
4) How long have you been using this solution, and when does your contract expire?
5) Do you work with an external partner to supply your intranet? If not, do you develop your intranet internally?
6) Which team/individual is responsible for managing your intranet internally?
7) Which other organisations have access to your intranet?
8) Do you share IT services with other organisations?
9) Are you using the Office 365 suite? If so, which applications from the suite are in use?
10) Who is responsible for your intranet’s procurement within the organisation?
11) Do you use Microsoft’s Active Directory to manage your people data? If so, is your Active Directory (AD) managed on-premise or in the cloud?
12) Do you use any other Software as a Service (SaaS) applications? (e.g. Atlassian/Jira, Slack, Trello, Xero)

If possible, please could you present the information via a Microsoft Word or Excel document, sent to me via email. I understand that under the act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 days and therefore I would appreciate if you could confirm receipt of my request.

Yours faithfully,

Miller Yuraszek

Regulatory Policy Committee - Enquiries, Regulatory Policy Committee

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Dear Mr Yuraszek, 

 

I refer to your email dated 7 November 2019 requesting information under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’) on the intranet used by
the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC). 

 

The RPC is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) of the Department for
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and as such we use the
same IT services. There are certain questions below where we cannot
separate out the specific information for the RPC from BEIS within the
cost limit, as set out in section 12 of the Act. 

 

With regard to your specific queries: 

 

 1. How many employees are working for your organisation, including
full-time, part-time, and contracted staff? – The RPC Secretariat has
a complement of 28 staff who are all Civil
Servants employed by BEIS.   
 2. What is your annual intranet budget? – The RPC does not have its own
intranet and therefore has no intranet budget; the RPC
uses the intranet provided by BEIS. 
 3. What is your current intranet solution?
(e.g. Invotra, Sharepoint, Kahootz, Umbraco) – The BEIS intranet is
based on SharePoint. 
 4. How long have you been using this solution, and when does your
contract expire? – The RPC does not hold a contract for the use of the
BEIS intranet.  The RPC has been using the BEIS intranet ever since it
came into existence 10 years ago. 
 5. Do you work with an external partner to supply your intranet? If not,
do you develop your intranet internally? – As explained above, the RPC
does not have its own intranet. If we want to put anything on the BEIs
intranet we discuss this with BEIS Intranet team
and Internal Communications team. 
 6. Which team/individual is responsible for managing your intranet
internally? – BEIS Digital, Data & Technology and BEIS Internal
Communications. If you need information on this, you will need to
write to them. 
 7. Which other organisations have access to your intranet? – Please refer
to the answer to Q2; the RPC does not have its own intranet. 
 8. Do you share IT services with other organisations? – No. 
 9. Are you using the Office 365 suite? If so, which applications from the
suite are in use? – Yes; core applications such as Outlook, Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint.  
10. Who is responsible for your intranet’s procurement within the
organisation? – BEIS Internal Communications. 
11. Do you use Microsoft’s Active Directory to manage your people data? If
so, is your Active Directory (AD) managed on-premise or in the cloud?
– Yes; in the cloud. 
12. Do you use any other Software as a Service (SaaS) applications? (e.g.
Atlassian/Jira, Slack, Trello, Xero) – Yes; SaaS applications such as
Office 365 online and Egress are used. 

 

I have also attached this information in a word document as per your
request.

 

I hope you find this information helpful. 

 

Kind regards, 

 

Laura Bealin-Kelly 

 

  Laura Bealin-Kelly  

RPC Secretariat
10 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0NN

+44 (0)20 7215 8258

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[2]https://www.gov.uk/rpc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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