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Transport Scotland web hosting services agreement: FOI release

Published: 19 Oct 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
19 Oct 2020
Transport Scotland web hosting services agreement: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000073265
Date received: 10 Aug 2020
Date responded: 2 Sep 2020
Information requested

The organisations hosting contract(s) with 3rd party providers.

The type of contract requested is below:

  • Dedicated hosting- Managed environment

  • Co-Location- hosting allows a business to still own their own server equipment; however, instead of storing it in their own data centre, they instead are able to store it in rented space in a colocation hosting centre.

  • Cloud Hosting- Cloud hosting services provide hosting for websites on virtual servers, which pull their computing resource from extensive underlying networks of physical web servers.

Not all of these will be applicable to the organisation.


For the different types of hosting services, the following information is requested:

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 virtualised 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.

Response

Transport Scotland has one hosting arrangement in our own right, with the majority of our ICT services being provided by the Scottish Government.

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? Cloud Hosting

2. Who is the supplier of the contract? If possible can you also provide me with the name of vendor, if applicable? SoftCat

3. What is the annual contract value for each contract? £6000 (ex. V.A.T)

4. What type of cloud environment? Private 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. 31 August 2019

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. Contract with SoftCat is a call off from a Scottish Government Framework, where Softcat are our Value added Reseller and they provide a mechanism for accessing a MS Azure environment. SoftCat's contract expires June 2022.

7. When will the organization plan to review this contract? If there are more than one contract please provide me with the review date for each contract. TS will review the contract with SoftCat in line with the termination of the Framework. TS expect that a new Scottish Government Framework will be put in place for a Value Added Reseller.

8. What is the contract period in years? Please include whether the agreement has any extension
periods? No extension possible

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. Website Hosting.

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