Supply Chain Coordination Limited

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Microsoft Licensing

Reference: SCCL-FOI-2024/25-027 Date: 10 June 2024

Thank you for your FOI request received by the FOI office for the following information:

I now request that you supply me with a copy of SCC’s most recent Microsoft Licensing Statement (MLS). I am not requesting this information to generate any business. We are not looking to buy, or, sell software licences, as we are no longer trading. We only want to understand how the organisation’s Microsoft portfolio has evolved over the years.

We have reached out to almost every council/public authority/NHS Trust in the country and have requested and received many MLS’s. Unless you already have the latest MLS, could you reach out to your IT reseller and obtain it. your reseller will have access to this. A reseller may say they do not have the MLS, but, resellers can source these from Microsoft. If Microsoft were ever to perform an audit, SCC would require an MLS for basic audit requirements. This document is something Microsoft can provide with a minimum of fuss.

Please send me the full MLS which will have the following tabs along the bottom, which, will be, in the form of an Excel document – 

C4TC is obligated to source the requested information. Please see information from the Information Commissioner’s Office website below.    

(2)For the purposes of this Act, information is held by a public authority if— 

(a)it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person, or 

(b)it is held by another person on behalf of the authority. 

Furthermore, SCC has a legal right to call for/provide this under the terms of its contract with its software reseller, therefore this information is held by the reseller on behalf of UKCAA under s.3(2) FOIA. It is therefore subject to FOIA. This is well-established in many decisions of the Commissioner and the FTT, see for example Conscape Ltd v the Information Commissioner and the Department for Regional Development (Northern Ireland). Accordingly, the full unredacted MLS is disclosable under FOIA.

Your request has been handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and SCCL are able to provide a response in the attached document.