iT Strategy and Systems

William Olde made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport

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Dear Department for Transport,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please send me:

a) the latest copy of your IT Strategy / Strategies, including any
"e" or web strategies.
b) the names of any applications that you have purchased to manage
your HR, Purchase to Pay, Finance, CRM, time sheet (including
flexible working time) and IT Service Desk and/or Help Desk data.
c) the date and the initial capital and other costs for the initial
implementation of these applications.
d) the names of the organisations that you have entered into a
contract with to: firstly, supply these systems and secondly,
perform annual support.
e) the values of any annual support costs that are payable in
relation to these systems, broken down by system and organization
the fee is payable to.
f) the expiration date of the contracts for each of these
applications.

Please reply for your organization and any other organization(s)
that you have responsibility for.

Yours faithfully,

William Olde

Ivan Pocock, Department for Transport

Dear Mr Olde,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which has been allocated the above reference number. A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Ivan Pocock
Department for Transport
Information Rights Unit
D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA

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Derek Paterson, Department for Transport

William,
I am trying to co-ordinate a reply for you from across the whole of DfT (including our 7 Executive Agencies). In doing so some of our contributors have asked for clarification in respect of your question b - specifically whether there is a time-limit to searches through our records to locate some of the detail that you seek. You provide no phone number hence my need to send this email but if you could give me a call we should be able to move this forward for you.

FOI CASE P0006077:

I am writing regarding your request for information, which I received on 11 January 2010. In that request, you asked six questions (a to f) about our IT Strategy and Systems. Question b requests " the names of any applications that you have purchased ..." and is open-ended and could involve locating and searching through records for many years, with a risk that some parts of our organisation may not be able to provide an answer for your request.

I will be unable to proceed with this part of your request without clarification of the information you wish to receive. Please bear in mind that we can only provide information held by the department.

Please note that if I do not receive appropriate clarification of your information requirements within three months from the date of this letter, then I will consider your request closed.

If you wish to discuss any of the above, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours,

Derek Paterson
IMD/Strategy and Contact Services Unit
Department for Transport
9/07 Southside
105 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6DT
020 7944 8051 (GTN 3533)

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Dear Derek Paterson,

I am sorry for the confusion. I am requesting details on the IT systems that are in active use at the moment (or that are being installed) and not ones that were purchased and replaced.

Yours sincerely,

William Olde

Derek Paterson, Department for Transport

Thanks William, that's most helpful.

Derek Paterson
IMD/Strategy and Contact Services Unit
Department for Transport
9/07 Southside
105 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6DT
020 7944 8051 (GTN 3533)

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Derek Paterson, Department for Transport

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William - for information, acknowledgement attached.

Derek Paterson
IMD/Strategy and Contact Services Unit
Department for Transport
9/07 Southside
105 Victoria Street
London SW1E 6DT
020 7944 8051 (GTN 3533)

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Derek Paterson, Department for Transport

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William,

Apologies - I should have included the attached GCDA document too.

Derek Paterson

IMD/Strategy and Contact Services Unit

Department for Transport

9/07 Southside

105 Victoria Street

London SW1E 6DT

020 7944 8051 (GTN 3533)

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Derek Paterson, Department for Transport

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Please see attached reply (9 sides), plus some separate documents provided
by two of our executive agencies.

Derek Paterson

IMD/Strategy and Contact Services Unit

Department for Transport

9/07 Southside

105 Victoria Street

London SW1E 6DT

020 7944 8051 (GTN 3533)

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