Dear Cabinet Office,
On 31 January 2011 Cabinet Office published the Procurement Policy Note - Use of Open Standards when specifying ICT requirements, (Action Note 3/11)
Please will you disclose to me, in electronic form;
- any background papers forming part of the process leading to publication
- the dates and agenda of any meetings called to discuss the topic
- the names of those who attended such meetings
- the names of any third parties who were present at such meetings
- the minutes of those meetings
Open Source Consortium
CABINET OFFICE REFERENCE: FOI313705
Dear Gerry Gavigan
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I attach our response to the remaining part of your request. I apologise
for the delay in responding on this point.
Dear Ms Carrod
Thank you for your reply. May I seek clarification?
In the briefing note you supplied (thank you), you suggest that the survey issued by Cabinet Office on standards is actually a consultation.
I do not think that is correct.
As you are aware, a consultation is a formal process with a set of rules that do not appear to have been used in the formulation of the survey.
Please would you clarify?
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Thank you for your e-mail below. I've passed this on to the relevant business area and hope to be able to let you have an answer soon.
Regarding your request for clarification below: the reference to ‘consultation’ appears in the final paragraph headed ‘Note to applicant’ at the end of the Briefing Note. The reference to ‘consultation’ was incorrect and it should have been described as a ‘survey’, which is the terminology used in the Briefing Note, or as an ‘informal consultation’, which was how it was listed on the Cabinet Office website.
I apologise for any confusion the wording in our response may have caused.
Ruth Carrod LLM | Knowledge and Information Management Unit | Cabinet Office | Rosebery Court St Andrew's Business Park Norwich NR7 0HS | Tel: +44 (0) 1603 704877