The OGC website will cease to exist from 1st October 2011
Any new information will be published on the Cabinet office website: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/
All information currently on the OGC website will be available on the National archives website:
Please update any bookmarks you may have, and if you have any queries or questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was signed by the Queen onto the statute book in November 2000, establishing a general right of access to all types of 'recorded' information held by public authorities. This right was implemented for central Government bodies from 2005.
OGC publication scheme
The FOI Act was implemented with the production of a publication scheme for each public authority, starting with central Government in November 2002. The Information Commissioner has introduced a new model publication scheme that all public sector organisations should adopt from 1 January 2009. OGC's publication scheme (PDF, 247KB) describes what OGC intends to publish from its internal documents and materials in accordance with the model scheme and definition document.
The procurement-related working assumptions are part of the general set of short guidance notes, from the Ministry of Justice, on the applicability of exemptions to a range of information types, providing an overview of the public interest considerations that should be balanced when each information request is being assessed.
Civil Procurement guidance material (PDF, 381KB)
This joint information charter sets out the standards that you can expect from HM Treasury and the Office of Government Commerce in regard to our holding of all information (including personal information about individuals); how you can access your own information; and what you can do if you think these standards are not being met.