Student Lifecycle Project vs Oracle

The request was refused by University of Glasgow.

Dear University of Glasgow,
Your response to a recent Freedom of Information request (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/91... ) is puzzling.

We all know that Oracle withdrew from the Student Lifecycle Project after a short period. Had Oracle stayed and completed the work it would have been paid £1,694,830. However, according to your response Oracle has been paid considerably more (£1,852,920 ) for not completing the work.
Could you please explain this?

I am also interested to know:
a) What did Oracle deliver to deserve being paid £1.85m?
b) How much more Oracle has been paid in addition to £1,852,920?
c) How much more is Oracle going to be paid for this project?
d) Has Oracle received any compensation? If so, how much?

Yours faithfully,

Wolfram Bayer

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Bayer,

Further to your Freedom of Information request, dated 14 January 2012 timed 13:20 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

Dear Mr Bayer,

We apologise for the delay in responding to your FOISA request noted above.

We are presently collating a response to your request and will contact you as soon as this has been completed.

Yours sincerely


Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Email: [University of Glasgow request email]

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

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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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 January 2012 timed 13:20 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 3742

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

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401