Dear Daventry District Council,
Dear Sir/ Madam,
We would be grateful if you could help in answering our request for information for the following questions; answering for A-F on questions 1-8.
a) Photocopiers/MFDs (Multi-Functional Devise)
c) Print room / reprographic
Q1. Please name all the IT resellers that you have contacts with and buy from.
Q2. What is the length of the contracts, more specifically their end date, with the named IT resellers in question 1.
Q3. What year and month is the next hardware refresh due?
Q4. Please name the number of devices deployed by Council?
Q5. In reply to question 4, which department/facility are those located?
Q6. Please name the brand and model of the devices mentioned and the spend for each product.
Q7. Details on how these were procured. i.e. By Framework
i. Procurement method
ii. If Framework, please state which one.
Q8. Do you normally purchase equipment as services or as a capital?
Q9. What is your annual print/copy volume and spend?
Q10. Who is the person(s) within your organization responsible for the MFD's, print hardware, and supplies contract(s)? Please provide their title and their contact details.
Q11. Who is responsible for purchasing end user devices such as laptops, desktops, displays and accessories? Please provide their title, and their contact details.
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Dear Mr Lewington
Thank you for your email.
Having reviewed your request, I regret to inform you that your request seems to have no public purpose. It would appear to be a commercial request which does not meet the transparency objectives of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI). It is unclear from your request in its current form what, if any, public interest there is in disclosing this information.
Without clear public interest the Council considers commercial requests vexatious in line with the Upper Tribunal ruling recently upheld by the Court of Appeal: http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/AAC/...
In this judgement Judge Wikeley indicates in paragraphs 35 and 38 that improper use of FOI [such as no public interest] is a valid consideration to make when considering if a request is vexatious. Using the Freedom of Information Act to gain a commercial advantage or seek opportunity over another can be included within this definition. It would be considered an abuse of a statutory process that is designed to promote open accountable local government, not provide commercial organisations with leads into organisations to promote or sell goods or services.
Of course a public body is not always aware of some wider public interests in a particular area and would like to seek clarification to be able to fully assess any possible public interest before proceeding.
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Apprentice for Governance & HR
Daventry District Council
Northants NN11 4FP
DX: 21965 Daventry
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