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

  • Server Hardware Maintenance- contracts relating to the support and maintenance of the organisation’s physical servers.
  • Virtualisation Licensing (VMware, Solaris, Unix, Linux, Windows Server)-
  • Virtualisation 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: Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has already published this information, please visit the following link:



1. Contract Title: Please provide me with the contract title. See above


2. Contract Type: Please can you provide me with one or more contract types the contract relate to: Server Hardware, Virtualisation, SAN (Storage Area Network) See above


3. Existing/Current Supplier: Please provide me with the supplier name for each contract. See above


4. Hardware Brand:  Please state the hardware brand of the servers related to the contract with supplier e.g. Hardware Maintenance could be Dell, IBM etc See above


5. Operating System / Software (Platform): (Windows, Linux, Unix, Vsphere, AIX, Solaris etc.) Please state the operating system used by the organisation. See above


6. Annual Average Spend: Please provide me with the annual average spend for this contract? See above


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


8. Contract Expiry Date: Please can you provide me with the date of when the contract expires. See above


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


10. Purchase of Servers: Could you please provide me with the month and year in which most/bulk of servers where purchased. See above


11. Number of Physical Server: Please can you provide me with the number of physical servers. See above


12. Number of Virtual Servers: Please can you provide me with the number of Virtual servers’ servers. See above


13. Brief Contract Description: I require a brief description of the service provided under this contract. Please don’t just put maintenance I need at least a sentence. See above


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


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.

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