ICT Contracts

FOI request reference: F0042526
Publication date: July 2015




I would like to submit a Freedom of Information Request relating to specific ICT contract(s) for Server Hardware Maintenance, Server Virtualisation License and Maintenance and Storage Area Network Maintenance/Support which may include:

Server Hardware Maintenance- contract relating to the support and maintenance of the organisations servers.


Licensing (VMware, Solaris, Unix, Linux, Windows Server)-


Maintenance/Support (VMware, Solaris, Unix, Linux, Windows Server)

Storage Area Network Maintenance/Support (EMC, NetApp etc)

For each of the types of server ICT contracts above can you please send me the following data types:

Contract title:

Contract Type: Please input one the type of contract from above e.g. Hardware Maintenance




Maintenance/Support, Storage Area Network Maintenance

Existing/Current Supplier:

Hardware Brand:

Please state the hardware or software brand related to the contract with supplier e.g. Hardware Maintenance could be Dell, IBM etc

Operating System / Software(Platform): (Windows, Linux, Unix, VMWare etc.)

the brand name relating to the contract.

Annual Average Spend: (For the whole duration of the contract, if the total value sent is per annum please state this in the response)

Contract Duration: (Please can you also include notes if the contract includes any contract extension periods.)

Contract Expiry Date:

Contract Review Date: (An approximate date of when the organisation is planning to review this particular contract.)

Brief Contract Description:

I require a brief description of the service provided under this contract.

Internal Contact: (The person from within the organisation that is responsible for reviewing and renewing this particular contract. Please include there full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address.)

If there is more than one supplier for these contract can you please split the contract individually for each supplier. So the information above which I am requesting is for each supplier.

If this service is part of a managed contract please can you send me the contract information for this managed service including Hardware Brand, Number of Users, Operating System, and contact details of the internal contact responsible for this contract.


I can confirm that we hold information that falls within the scope of your request. Please see this spreadsheet which provides information on the expired Red Hat Enterprise contracts.

As part of a co-terming exercise of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server licenses utilised at the National Archives, the attached spreadsheet shows two contracts which have been renewed and merged into one contract since your original request was made. The row numbers included refer to the spreadsheet previously provided.

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to your request. We are pleased to be able to provide this information in the attached spreadsheet.