Local Area Network (LAN) – contract and spend

Can I please make a request under the Freedom of Information Act and I would like to request the following information about the organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN) environment. You may have received the same request in the past and this information sent has now expired and I require an update as soon as possible.

Please can you send me the organisation’s Local Area Network (LAN) contract, which may include the following:
* Support and Maintenance- e.g. switches, router, software etc
* Managed- If this includes services than just LAN.

1. Contract Type: Managed or Maintenance

Maintenance and support for switches

2. Existing Supplier:

Who is the current supplier?

We confirm that information is held which meets the scope of this request. However, it is considered that the disclosure of this information may have the potential to place the Council at increased risk of targeted cyber-crime and as such, is exempt from disclosure under Section 31 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act. The application of this exemption requires a prejudice test and as attacks on IT systems are criminal offences, disclosure might prejudice the prevention of crime by facilitating the possibility of an offence being carried out by encouraging malicious actors

 

3. Annual Spend for each supplier: What is the annual average spending on the supplier above? If there is more than one supplier please split the annual averages spend for each supplier.

The total value of spend is not held by Devon County Council as multi-year support is built in to overall cost when purchased at different times

4. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.

Approximately 5,500 users

5. Number of Sites: The number of sites, where equipment is supported by each contract.

44

6. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?

We confirm that information is held which meets the scope of this request. However, it is considered that the disclosure of this information may have the potential to place the Council at increased risk of targeted cyber-crime and as such, is exempt from disclosure under Section 31 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act. The application of this exemption requires a prejudice test and as attacks on IT systems are criminal offences, disclosure might prejudice the prevention of crime by facilitating the possibility of an offence being carried out by encouraging malicious actors.

7. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract.

Hardware support purchases are aligned to business needs with a variety of support from 4hr fix to Next Business Day as appropriate.

8. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include.

There is no overall contract

9. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire?

There is no overall contract expiry date

10. Contract Review Date: When will the organisation be planning to review the contract?

No contract reviews are scheduled at this time

11. Responsible Officer: Contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

Scomis Contracts Team
01392 385300
ict.scomiscontracts-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

If the LAN maintenance is included in-house please include the following information:

1. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?

We confirm that information is held which meets the scope of this request. However, it is considered that the disclosure of this information may have the potential to place the Council at increased risk of targeted cyber-crime and as such, is exempt from disclosure under Section 31 (1) of the Freedom of Information Act. The application of this exemption requires a prejudice test and as attacks on IT systems are criminal offences, disclosure might prejudice the prevention of crime by facilitating the possibility of an offence being carried out by encouraging malicious actors.

2. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.

Approximately 5,500 users

3. Number of Sites: Estimated/Actual number of sites the LAN covers.

44

4. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for LAN please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

Scomis Contracts Team
01392 385300
ict.scomiscontracts-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

If the contract is managed by a 3rd party e.g. Can you please provide me with

1. Existing Supplier: Who is the current supplier?
2. Number of Users: Please can you provide me with the number of users this contract covers. Approximate number of users will also be acceptable.
3. Number of Sites: Estimated/Actual number of sites the LAN covers.
4. Contract Type: Managed, Maintenance, Installation, Software
5. Hardware Brand: What is the hardware brand of the LAN equipment?
6. Contract Description: Please provide me with a brief description of the overall contract.
7. Contract Duration: What is the duration of the contract is and can you please also include any extensions this may include.
8. Contract Expiry Date: When does the contract expire?
9. Contract Review Date: When will the organisation is planning to review the contract?
10. Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for each of these contract(s) please provide me with contact details including name, job title, contact number and email address?

Following our answers above regarding the lack of a contract, we do not hold this information.