Website redevelopment costs

Kyle Beale made this Freedom of Information request to Gwent Police

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Dear Gwent Police,

To help assist with a study in to cost effectiveness of public sector websites, can you please provide me with:

a) design and development costs to launch (single figure)
b) ongoing hosting, licensing and maintenance costs (per year or other suitable measure)
c) brief overview of server technologies used (e.g. Microsoft .NET, Apache/PHP, etc.)

I fully understand that contractual agreements, tender documents and other materials may be commercial in confidence, but do hope that you can assist
with indication of costs and technology as other forces have done for me already.

Yours faithfully,

Kyle Beale

Freya Leigh,

Dear Mr Beale,

Freedom of Information Enquiry Ref : 2010/12568

I acknowledge receipt of your query received by this office on 29 June 2010 requesting information concerning Dear Gwent Police,

To help assist with a study in to cost effectiveness of public
sector websites, can you please provide me with:

a) design and development costs to launch (single figure)
b) ongoing hosting, licensing and maintenance costs (per year or
other suitable measure)
c) brief overview of server technologies used (e.g. Microsoft .NET,
Apache/PHP, etc.)

I fully understand that contractual agreements, tender documents
and other materials may be commercial in confidence, but do hope
that you can assist
with indication of costs and technology as other forces have done
for me already.

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Yours sincerely,

Freya Leigh
Admin Assistant
Freedom of Information
Gwent Police
01495 745366
[email address]

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Dear Mr. Beale,

Freedom of Information Request 2010/12568

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 which was received in this office on the 29th June 2010.

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two
duties on public authorities. Unless exemptions apply, the first duty
at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information
specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is
to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held.

Under the provisions of those sections of FOIA, I can confirm that
information you requested is held by Gwent Police for the below
questions therefore we are able to comply with your request to supply
data.

The information that you are seeking is in relation to the following:

To help assist with a study in to cost effectiveness of public sector
websites, can you please provide me with:

Q1. Design and development costs to launch (single figure).

A1. We currently build and design our websites in-house, so have no
direct costs for designing websites. The only indirect cost is staff
salaries, however, the staff who design and develop the sites perform a
variety of roles and we do not keep records of salary apportionment
based on work output.

Q2. Ongoing hosting, licensing and maintenance costs (per year or other
suitable measure).

A2. It costs the Gwent Police, £336 per year to host our website.

Q3. Brief overview of server technologies used (e.g. Microsoft .NET,
Apache/PHP, etc.).

A3. Gwent Police use Apache/PHP server technology.

I fully understand that contractual agreements, tender documents and
other materials may be commercial in confidence, but do hope that you
can assist with indication of costs and technology as other forces have
done for me already.

The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a
private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter
deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the
general public and will be published on the Gwent Police website.

I hope this information is satisfactory to your request however, should
you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your
request was handled, I have attached the Gwent Police FOI Appeals
Procedure for your information

Thank you for your interest in Gwent Police.

Dylan Collins.

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