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Published 10 June 2022

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Our ref: FOI21/22-144
Date: 10 February 2022
Dear
Thank you for your email of 26 January in which you requested from the Insolvency Service:
The type of contract I wish to see is below:
1)      Cloud Hosting- Cloud hosting services provide hosting for websites on virtual servers, which pull their computing resources from extensive underlying networks of physical web servers.
For the different types of hosting services, can you provide me with the following information:
1)       Type of hosting – Dedicated, Co-Location, Cloud Hosting, Other?
2)       Who is the supplier of the contract? If possible can you also provide me with the name of the vendor, if applicable?
3)       What is the annual contract value for each contract?
4)       What type of cloud environment?
Private Cloud- a distinct and secure cloud based environment in which only the specified client can operate.
Public Cloud – where cloud services are provided in a virtualized environment, constructed using pooled shared physical resources, and accessible over a public network such as the internet.
Hybrid- integrated cloud service utilising both private and public clouds to perform distinct functions within the same organisation.
5)       What is the original start date of the contract agreement? If there are more than one contract please provide me with the start date for each contract.
6)       What is the actual expiry date of the contract agreement? If there are more than one contract please provide me with the expiry date for each contract.
7)       When will the organisation plan to review this contract? If there are more than one contract please provide me with the review date for each contract.
8)       What is the contract period in years? Please include whether the agreement has any extension periods?
9)       What services are provided under the contract? Please do not put hosting information such as web hosting, file storage, hosted application. The more information the better,
10)   Can you please provide me with the contract officer responsible for this contract? Complete contact details if possible name, title, contact email and number.
Your request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
I can confirm the agency holds the information that you have requested and I have provided answers to your questions below.
For the different types of hosting services, can you provide me with the following information:
1) Type of hosting – Dedicated, Co-Location, Cloud Hosting, Other?
We only have cloud hosting services
2) Who is the supplier of the contract? If possible can you also provide me with the name of the vendor, if applicable?
UK Cloud
3) What is the annual contract value for each contract?
Please see https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/59e168f4-d3e1-4378-aed0-717df25d9cb2
4) What type of cloud environment?
Public Cloud
5) What is the original start date of the contract agreement? If there are more than one contract please provide me with the start date for each contract.
Please see https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/59e168f4-d3e1-4378-aed0-717df25d9cb2
6) What is the actual expiry date of the contract agreement? If there are more than one contract please provide me with the expiry date for each contract.
Please see https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/59e168f4-d3e1-4378-aed0-717df25d9cb2
7) When will the organisation plan to review this contract? If there are more than one contract please provide me with the review date for each contract.
Q2 of 2022
8) What is the contract period in years? Please include whether the agreement has any extension periods?
Please see https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/59e168f4-d3e1-4378-aed0-717df25d9cb2
9) What services are provided under the contract? Please do not put hosting information such as web hosting, file storage, hosted application. The more information the better
Please see https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/59e168f4-d3e1-4378-aed0-717df25d9cb2
10) Can you please provide me with the contract officer responsible for this contract? Complete contact details if possible name, title, contact email and number.
I can confirm the agency holds the information that you have requested however, it is exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the FOIA, because it constitutes personal data. Personal data can only be released if to do so would not contravene any of the data protection principles set out in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018. This is an absolute exemption and does not require a public interest test.
If you are not satisfied with the response we have provided you and would like us to reconsider our decision by way of an internal review (IR), please contact our Information Rights Team at foi@insolvency.gov.uk or by post at:
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Kind regards
Information Rights Team
The Insolvency Service
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