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Dear Dumfries and Galloway Council,

I have an interest in obtaining information relating to your website content management system as follows:

Which company provides your internal and external website content management system/software?

What tender process was followed?
Which council officers evaluated the tender?
Which suppliers were unsuccessful in the tender process?
What was the capital expenditure?
What is the ongoing revenue expenditure?
When did the current contract begin?
When does the current contract expire?
Are their plans to upgrade or purchase additional system functionality?
If there are:
• Justification
• Timescale
• Capital Expense
• Additional Revenue Expense

Yours faithfully,

Ronald McDonald

Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Dumfries and Galloway Council

Please find below the Council's response to your request 385083 which was received on 23/01/2019.

Details of request: Dear Dumfries and Galloway Council,

I have an interest in obtaining information relating to your website content management system as follows:

Which company provides your internal and external website content management system/software?

What tender process was followed?
Which council officers evaluated the tender?
Which suppliers were unsuccessful in the tender process?
What was the capital expenditure?
What is the ongoing revenue expenditure?
When did the current contract begin?
When does the current contract expire?
Are their plans to upgrade or purchase additional system functionality?
If there are:
? Justification
? Timescale
? Capital Expense
? Additional Revenue Expense

Response:

Which company provides your internal and external website content management system/software?
GOSS Interactive Ltd

What tender process was followed?
Invitation to tender formally tendered via the Public Contracts Scotland website.

Which council officers evaluated the tender?
6 Council officers evaluated the tender. The Corporate Website Co-Ordinator was the lead with other representations from Business and Technology Solutions; Web Team and Education.

Which suppliers were unsuccessful in the tender process?
Unified Solutions
Percussion software
Genetics Ltd (Contensis)
pTools Software
eCom Scotland Ltd
Innovation Digital
EMC

What was the capital expenditure?
Not to exceed £50k

When did the current contract begin?
2017

When does the current contract expire?
2019

Are their plans to upgrade or purchase additional system functionality?
No

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If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision. Appeals to the Commissioner can be made online at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal or in writing to: The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS.

Kind Regards

FOI Unit
Dumfries and Galloway Council

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