New Research System's Contract

James MacPherson made this Freedom of Information request to University of Glasgow

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Dear University of Glasgow,

In your reply to my FoI request regarding the new Research System you advised me that “Agresso, the supplier of the new system, has confirmed that all of these can be met by the new system.”
You have accepted the supplier’s claims without independently verifying them. This is unusual. I therefore wish to know:
a. Who is in charge of this project?
b. Who has signed the contract, on behalf of the University, with the supplier?
c. Does the contract with the supplier clearly state that the supplier will deliver all the functionality listed in your High Level Requirements document? Please supply the relevant clauses.
d. What penalty clauses are written into the contract to protect the University against the failure of the supplier to meet its commitments?

Yours faithfully,

James MacPherson

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr MacPherson,

Further to your Freedom of Information request, dated 29 August 2011 timed 12:00 hours, please find letter of acknowledgement attached.

You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

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FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr MacPherson,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 29 August 2011 timed 12:00 hours.

You will find that the University's response to your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer by clicking on to the following URL:

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

Dear University of Glasgow,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Glasgow's handling of my FOI request 'New Research System's Contract'.

You did not answer my questions:
a) I asked “who is in charge of this project?” I did not ask who had the day to day responsibility of implementing this project.
b) A purchase order is a form of contract. Who did sign the PO?
c) Again a purchase order is a contract. I therefore expect a “Yes” or “No” answer.
d) Was there any penalty clauses included in the PO?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ne...

Yours faithfully,

James MacPherson

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr MacPherson,

Further to your Freedom of Information Request for a Review, dated 11 October 2011 timed 08:00 hours, please find letter of acknowledgement attached.
You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your Request for a Review is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 3111
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Reviews, University of Glasgow

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Please find attached the University’s response to your request for a review.

FOI Reviews, University of Glasgow

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Please find attached a response to the above review.

Robert Clark left an annotation ()

There are too many similarities with the Student Lifecycle Project. The most awful of all is the involvement of Tesco-man.