Information relating to Project Stratum, including the terms and conditions of the Tender allocation

Information Standards Freedom of Information Response

Our Ref: FOI 19-22

30 March 2022


Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”)

I am writing to confirm that the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (Assembly Commission) has processed your request dated 24 February 2022 in line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In your request, you asked:

“I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from the Northern Ireland Assembly, DFE & DERA Please may you provide me with:

Any and all information relating to Project Stratum, including the terms and conditions of the Tender allocation.

The Assembly Commission holds some of the information in relation to your request and this information is attached at Appendices A and B.

  • Appendix A contains a briefing report to the Economy Committee.
  • Appendix B contains slides that were used at the same briefing.

The Assembly Commission does not hold information in relation to the terms and conditions of the tender allocation. We endeavour to provide advice and assistance under section 16 of the FOIA 2000 and would refer you to the Department for the Economy which may hold the additional information that you seek.

You have the right to request a formal review by the Assembly Commission and if you wish to do so, please write to me at the above address. If after such an internal review you are still unhappy with the response, you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF who will undertake an independent review.

The Assembly Commission may publish details of your FOI request and our official response within the organisational disclosure log. The request will be completely anonymised and you will not be identified in any way. This is to meet the requirements as laid out by in the agreed publication scheme with the Information Commissioners’ Office.


Yours sincerely




Appendix A

Appendix B

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