Student Lifecycle Project budget

Wolfram Bayer made this Freedom of Information request to University of Glasgow

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Dear University of Glasgow,
a. In response to my recent FoI request (your ref: FoI Review 2010/01-F0084126 )

You have replied

“I have reviewed the response made to you and, while it does not answer your
questions 1 (a), (b) and (c) directly the response made is correct. There is perhaps
confusion over expenditure on Phase 1 of the project (the pre-contract phase) and
expenditure incurred in particular years which I will attempt to clarify:
The cost budgets for the Student Lifecycle Project (SLP) in 2007/08 and 2008/09, as
set through the University's budget setting process, were £650k and £3,320k
respectively. All expenditure charged against the project was authorised in line with
the hierarchical structure of delegated authority which governs budgetary authority
across the University. Pre contract SLP expenditure was incurred in 2007/08 and
2008/09 and has been charged against the annual budgets in line with the delegated
authorities in place for this project. Pre and post contract expenditure is therefore
contained within the overall budgets set in these two years for the delivery of SLP as
a whole.
I hope you will agree therefore that there was no overspend on budget and therefore
no need for a case to be made and approved or otherwise.”

On studying the information you have given to date about this project I have noticed that the budget was approved by the University Senior Management Group on 17 March 2009. This clearly tells me that you were spending money against an unapproved budget. Could you please explain your reply in light of this? Also I am still waiting to know who made the decision to spend the University’s money from a non existent budget?

b. Could you please send me the breakdown of the expenditure against the budget allocated to this project to date?

Yours faithfully,

Wolfram Bayer

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Bayer,

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Dear Mr Bayer,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 14 March 2010 timed 16:07
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:

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

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