Website redevelopment costs

Kyle Beale made this Freedom of Information request to Cheshire Constabulary

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Dear Cheshire Constabulary,

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

Cheshire Constabulary

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Dear Ms Beale,

I refer to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 as set out below:

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.

In accordance with section 1(1) (b) of the Act our response is provided
below;

a) Design and development costs to launch (single figure)

Total Fee £76,550.00

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

Total Annual Fee £12,600.00

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

The site was built using the Alterian CMC which is built upon the
Microsoft.NET framework

Staging Web/CMS Server:
1 x Web Servers: Single QuadCore 4GB RAM with 2 x 73GB SCSI Disks in a
RAID1 Configuration

CMS/Application Server:
1 X Live web/CMS/Database Server: Single Dual/QuadCore 4GB RAM with 2 x
73GB SCSI Disks in a RAID1 Configuration.

If I can be of any further assistance in this matter, please do not
hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with the decision applied in this case I enclose
for your attention a copy of the Constabulary's appeal procedures.

(See attached file: FOI Appeals Procedures.Final version.doc)

Regards

John Gannon
Information Compliance
Tel: 01244 614176

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