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Dear Norfolk County Council,

1. How many desktops/laptops/ tablets & displays are deployed by the Council?
2. In reply to question 1 which department /facility are those located?
3. What brand and models do you currently use?
4. How much did you pay for each laptop, desktop, tablet and display product?
5. What year and month is the next hardware refresh due?
6. Do you normally purchase equipment and services or as a capital?
7. Who is responsible for purchasing end user devices such as laptops, desktops, tablet, display and accessories?
8. Please list and provide contact details for the IT senior management team?
9. Please name all of the IT re-sellers that you work with and buy
from, as well as the frameworks that you use for the release of any
tenders etc?

Yours faithfully,

Matt Goldbacher

Freedom of Information, Norfolk County Council

Good Afternoon,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request ENQ-386397-G0V5C9

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received on 09 January 2020.

We have up to 20 working days in which to deal with your request. If we require clarification regarding your request, we will contact you to explain this. The 20 working day period will then start from the day that we receive your clarification.

You will also be informed in advance if there is a charge for supplying copies of the information.

Please also be aware that, if the requested information contains references to any third parties, we may need to consult these individuals about the release of their personal data before making a decision whether or not to release the information to you.

We will also provide an explanation if any information is not released to you.

Should you have any queries regarding your request, please contact the team by email [email address] or by telephone 01603 222661.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Cooper, Business Support Assistant
Information Compliance Team
Dept: 01603 222661
Bay 7-9, Ground Floor, County Hall, Norwich

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Freedom of Information, Norfolk County Council

Dear Mr Goldbacher
 
Freedom of Information Request ENQ- 386397-G0V5C9
 
I refer to your request for information dated 9 January 2020.
 
You asked for:
 
1.      How many desktops/laptops/ tablets & displays are deployed by the
Council?
 
Our response:   Circa 7400
 
2.      In reply to question 1 which department /facility are those
located?
 
Our response:   Across the council
 
3.      What brand and models do you currently use?
 
Our response:  
 
We are vendor agnostic and procure devices under a competitive tender
exercise each
year. Our current contract delivers to us Lenovo hardware
 
4.      How much did you pay for each laptop, desktop, tablet and display
product?
 
Our response:  
 
Your request has been considered and is refused.  In accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act), this letter acts as a Refusal
Notice.
 
Exemption
 
Section 43(2) provides exemption to disclosure if its disclosure would, or
would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any person
(including the public authority holding it).
 
Releasing this information about costs and individual suppliers could be
damaging to the commercial interests of those suppliers and may give their
competitors an unfair advantage in future tender bids.
 
Furthermore, revealing this information would be damaging to Norfolk
County Council’s commercial interests, in as much as it could lead to
price fixing, or collusion preventing Norfolk County Council from
achieving best value for the people of Norfolk.
 
Public Interest Test Reasons
 
The Council has considered whether the public interest is maintaining this
exemption is outweighed by the public interest in disclosure.
 
This Council has considered the following reasons in favour of disclosure:
o       Promoting accountability and transparency by public authorities
for decisions taken by them.
o       Promoting accountability and transparency in the spending of
public money.
 
Balanced against this are the following reasons against disclosure:
o       Releasing this information could give competitors an unfair
advantage.
o       Norfolk County Council has a duty to achieve best value in
procuring services for the people of Norfolk by procuring the right level
of service for the best possible price.  This could be prevented by
releasing this information.
 
On balance the Council considers that the public interest in maintaining
the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure.
 
 
5.      What year and month is the next hardware refresh due?
 
Our response:   April 2020
 
6.      Do you normally purchase equipment and services or as a capital?
 
Our response:   Capital
 
 
7.      Who is responsible for purchasing end user devices such as
laptops, desktops, tablet, display and accessories?
 
Our response:  
 
Senior Project Manager (please see our response to question 8 below).
 
 
8.      Please list and provide contact details for the IT senior
management team?
 
Our response:
 
Your request has been considered and is refused. In accordance with the
Act, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice.
 
The County Council considers that the exemption under Section 40(2) of the
Act applies in this case. Section 40 provides that if the information
constitutes personal data about a third party and any of the data
protection principles would be contravened by the release of the
information, the County Council is not required to provide the
information.
 
Your request asks for the name of officers holding specific positions
within Norfolk County Council.
 
These individuals have a reasonable expectation that personal information
pertaining to them is not released without their consent for such
information to be released. This consent has not been provided. We
consider that releasing this information would therefore breach the fair
processing principle contained within the Data Protection Act.
 
We do not feel in this instance that there is any overriding public
interest consideration that would justify the disclosure of such personal
information. We also can see no purpose in disclosure, other than to form
the basis of a mailing list, for which there is no public interest.
       
Whilst unable to provide individual contact details, any Department in the
Council can be contacted via the methods shown on this webpage:
[1]https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-an...
 
Please also see the link to information held on the Norfolk County Council
website in respect of the top three tiers of the NCC Structure (Executive
Directors and Heads of Service), which you may find helpful.
 
Corporate management structure:
[2]https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/-/media/norfo...
 
 
9. Please name all of the IT re-sellers that you work with and buy from,
as well as the frameworks that you use for the release of any tenders etc?
 
Our response:         
 
To view suppliers, this information is available on Norfolk County
Council’s website. Here
is the link:
 
[3]https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-an...
 
For your information, for device refresh we use the Crown Commercial
Services Tech
Products 2 Framework
 
If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your request you have the
right of appeal through the Council’s internal review procedure by setting
out the grounds of your appeal in writing to:
 
[email address]
or Information Compliance Team
Room 043
County Hall
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH
 
An appeal should be submitted within 40 working days of the date of this
notice and should be identified as "FOI Appeal".
 
If you are dissatisfied after pursuing the complaints procedure, you may
apply to the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Act for a
decision whether your request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act.  Refer to the ICO
Website at: [4]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ for advice on how to report a
concern.  Or you can write to them at:
 
First Contact Team
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane, Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
Yours sincerely
 
Bev Whittaker, Information Compliance Officer 
Information Management 
Tel: 01603 638017 | Dept: 01603 222661
Bays 7,8 & 9, Ground Floor, South Wing, County Hall, Martineau Lane,
Norwich 
  
 
 
 

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