Software Developement and testing

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Dear The Robert Gordon University,

I would like to make a request for the following information under the Freedom Of Information Act (2000).

1. Who is part of your software developement and testing framework?

2. What is your spend anually for developement and testing of software?

3. Can you confirm if any further regional frameworks exist for such services in addition to the framework reffered to in question 1?

4. When are the framework(s) referred to in question 1 and/or question 3 subject to re-procurement?

5. Who is your point of contact for IT procurement?

Yours faithfully,

Buk Lau

Lynne Price (sms), The Robert Gordon University

Dear Applicant

This is to acknowledge receipt of your recent request for information from the University under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, it is being dealt with and you will hear from us shortly.

Please note that all subsequent correspondence with the University should be emailed to [RGU request email] as this mailbox is monitored in my absence.

Kind regards

Lynne Price

On behalf of:

Keith Gordon Fraser
University Records Manager & Information Compliance Officer
Records Management
The Robert Gordon University
Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262882

Web: http://www.rgu.ac.uk, Email: [email address]

Lynne Price
PA to Andrew McCreath
Executive Director, IT & Communications
Robert Gordon University,
ICRGU, FHSC,
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen, AB10 7QG

Tel: 01224 262750
Email: [email address]

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Dear Applicant
 
FOI Request 201015-2 Software Development & Testing
 
Please find in Blue below the University's response to your recent request
for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
 
University’s response authorised by the Head of IT Operations & Support
 
  1. Who is part of your software developement and testing framework?
 
We have no internal framework, and are not members of any external
framework or standard, I am required therefore to give notice under s.17
of the Act that we do not hold this information.
 
2. What is your spend anually for developement and testing of software?
 
We don’t record this data, and I am required therefore to give notice
under s.17 of the Act that we do not hold this information.
 
3. Can you confirm if any further regional frameworks exist for such
services in addition to the framework reffered to in question 1?
 
Not applicable
 
4. When are the framework(s) referred to in question 1 and/or question 3
subject to re-procurement?
 
Not applicable
 
5. Who is your point of contact for IT procurement?
 
For existing software licenses and contracts:
Richard Lynch Head of IT operations & Support
[1][email address]
 
Any new procurement queries should be directed towards our procurement
team [2][email address]
 
Selling to the University
 
Robert Gordon University operates using a devolved structure. As such,
Departments have responsibility for their own budgets and a fair degree of
autonomy in spending that money. However, they are obliged to spend that
money with 'contracted' suppliers wherever possible.
 
A contracted supplier is defined as 'a supplier which has been successful
in a University or consortium tender exercise, or for some other
substantial reason they have earned the right to the title of
'contracted', and to whom all ongoing University business for contracted
items and services should be directed'.
 
Your aim, if you want to be a contracted, long-term supplier to the
University, is to participate through the relevant Invitation to Tender
route. At an institutional level, you can browse our current tender
opportunities on our Web site. Increasingly however, there is a trend
towards national and regional agreements, which the University can
subscribe to, and these will be advertised by consortia through
appropriate routes. One such is the Public Contracts Scotland portal.
 
The University is always interested in innovations and new suppliers, but
we strongly encourage use of current contracted suppliers. Our time to
investigate new suppliers and innovations is when contracts come up for
renewal - at that stage, we will investigate the market, develop a
specification and seek out bids via the routes described above.
 
I trust that this provides the information you require, however, if you
are dissatisfied with the University’s handling of your request for
information under the Act, you have 40 days from the date of our response
to request a formal review of our decision.  However, you are encouraged
to contact me in the first instance, to determine if I can resolve your
concerns informally as this may lead to a quicker resolution of your
complaint than a formal appeal. 
 
If you remain dissatisfied after contacting me, you may  ask for an
internal review of the University’s handling of your request; please refer
to the Review Procedure at [3]http://tinyurl.com/oubzr9 for further
information.
 
All complaints regarding requests for information will be handled in
accordance with this procedure. Any request should be put in writing and
should be sent to Mr Andrew McCreath, Executive Director for Information
Technology, at the address provided below.
 
The request should:
 
(a) detail your request for a review of our decision to be undertaken;
 
(b) describe the nature of your original request; and
 
(c) explain the reasons why you are dissatisfied with our response. 
 
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Aberdeen AB10 7QE
 
Email [4][email address].
 
If you remain dissatisfied with how your request for information has been
dealt with, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether we have handled your request
properly. 
 
Information relating to your right to seek review is available from the
Scottish Information Commissioner's web page at:
 
[5]http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/faqs.... or by contacting the
Scottish Information Commissioner's Office at the following address:
 
 
Scottish Information Commissioner, 
Kinburn Castle, 
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, 
Fife KY16 9DS 
 
Telephone: 01334 464610 
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Website: [7]www.itspublicknowledge.info
 
This concludes the University’s response to your enquiry.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Keith Gordon Fraser
University Records Manager
The Robert Gordon University
Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262882
 
Web: [8]http://www.rgu.ac.uk, Email: [9][RGU request email]
 
 
 
 
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