Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

I hope you are well.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you please kindly answer the questions below?

Secure communication
1. What is your current email provider (e.g. Outlook or G-suite)?
2. Do you have a solution for secure email in place (Y/N)?
3. If yes, who is your current provider?
4. When is the contract up for renewal?
5. Typically what is the chosen duration of these contracts 12, 24, or 36 Months?
6. Name and contact details of the person responsible?
7. Current annual spend for this contract?
8. Current number of licences for this contract?
9. Did you purchase via a reseller (if yes, please specify who)?

Budget & procurement
10. Are you planning on assigning specific budgets for securing email communication in 2021?
11. Do you procure through the G-Cloud framework (if not, how do you procure & plan to procure secure email in the future)?

Yours faithfully,

Arnold Gulcher

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Gulcher

 

We write in response to your recent Freedom of Information enquiry. Please
see our response below.

 

Secure Communication

1. What is your current email provider (e.g. Outlook or G-suite)? -
Outlook

2. Do you have a solution for secure email in place (Y/N)?  - Yes

3. If yes, who is your current provider?

4. When is the contract up for renewal?

5. Typically what is the chosen duration of these contracts 12, 24, or 36
Months?

6. Name and contact details of the person responsible?  Peter Moulton,
Head of ICT & Digital – [1][email address]

7. Current annual spend for this contract?

8. Current number of licences for this contract? - 3447

9. Did you purchase via a reseller (if yes, please specify who)? – Yes,
SCC

 

In relation to Q3-7, please be advised that information relating to
contracts awarded by Wirral Council can be found on The Chest, the North
West's Local Authority Procurement register.  You can complete an advanced
search to enable you to view all suppliers, start and end dates etc on the
contracts register.

[2]https://procontract.due-north.com/Contra...

 

Budget & procurement

10. Are you planning on assigning specific budgets for securing email
communication in 2021? - NO

11. Do you procure through the G-Cloud framework (if not, how do you
procure & plan to procure secure email in the future)? - NO

 

The Council also publishes its spend and annual accounts data as part of
our Publication Scheme, please see this link
[3]https://www.wirral.gov.uk/about-council/...

 

The parts of your request of your request pertaining to contract
information is therefore refused under Section 21 of the Freedom of
Information Act, ‘information reasonably accessible by other means’.
Further guidance on Section 21 can be found on the Information
Commissioner’s website at [4]this link.   You have the right under Section
17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to ask for an internal review -
please direct any request for an internal review to
[5][Wirral Borough Council request email].  If you are dissatisfied with the
outcome of an internal review you also have the right to complain to the
information Commissioner, at this link
[6]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

PO Box 290
Brighton Street
Wallasey
CH27 9FQ

 

Email: [7][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

Visit our website: [8]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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