19012 – ICT Mobile Contracts

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Ref: FOI/19012

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 28th January 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

  1. Network Provider(s) – Please provide me with the network provider name e.g. EE, Telefonica, Vodafone, Three

Reply

EE & Vodaphone

Request

2.Annual Average Spend- Can you please provide me with the average annual spend over the 3 years. If this is a new contract can you please provide the estimated annual spend.

Reply

This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning our spend can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

https://www.wmfs.net/about-us/openness/documents/

Documents can be download at the bottom of page.

Request

  1. Number of Connections- Number of connections for each network provider. (number of voice only devices, voice and data devices, data only devices) please provide me with the breakdown and not the overall total.

Reply

Request

  1. Duration of the contract- please state if the contract also includes contract extensions for each provider

Reply

There is no single contract, devices are procured as and when required basis and each connection has its own start and expiry date.

Request

  1. Contract Start Date- please can you provide me with the start date of the signed agreement. Please do not provide me with the framework contract date I require the contract dates of the signed agreement. (if there are multiple start dates, could you please provide me with the earliest date for each provider)

Reply

Please see reply to question 4

Request

  1. Contract Expiry Date- please can you provide me with the expiry date of the signed agreement. Please do not provide me with the framework contract date I require the contract dates of the signed agreement. If the contract is rolling please state.

Reply

Please see reply to question 4

Request

  1. Contract Review Date- Please can you provide me with a date when the organisation plans to review this contract.

Reply

Please see reply to question 4

Request

  1. The person in the organisation responsible for this particular contract. Can you send me the full contact details Contact Name, Job Title, Contact Number and direct email address for each network provider? If full contact details cannot be provided please send me their actual job title.

Reply

With regards for the contact details, WMFS ICT operates a single point of contact policy and callers are directed to the ICT Service Desk via HQ Reception switchboard 0845 900 5000. The call will be directed to the ICT Service Desk and allocated to the ICT specialist with responsibility for the specific service.  There is a direct email address for suppliers making sales enquires email: procurement.enquires@wmfs.net.  Furthermore, guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office is as follows:

  • The presumption is in favour of protecting privacy, so the release of personal information will only be fair if there is a genuine reason to disclose. This involves a three-stage test. A public authority will generally have to satisfy itself that:
  • There is a legitimate interest in disclosure;
  • The legitimate interest can only be met, or fully met, by the disclosure of information which identifies individuals (i.e. the disclosure is necessary to that purpose); and, the disclosure would not involve unwarranted detriment to the individual’s privacy or other rights and legitimate interests.
  • You can find out more about FOI exemptions from the Information Commissioner’s Office.  This will explain which one or more of the FOI exemptions applies, and tell you how to appeal if you disagree with our decision.

If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

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