5 March 2021
[FYI request #14609 email]
Tēnā koe Andrew
Thank you for your email of 4 February 2021 to the Ministry of Education requesting the
• I would like to make a request for a list of vendors that have provided data science
services to the Ministry of Education in the last three years.
Your request has been considered under the Of icial Information Act 1982 (the Act).
Please note, we have defined the term ‘vendors
’ in your request to refer to companies who
have provided data science services to the Ministry to support Ministry operations (e.g.
contracting for advanced analytics services).
While the Ministry wil continue to engage contractors where specialist knowledge and skil s
are required, we are commit ed to reducing our resilience on contractors and building more
capability within the organisation. As such, internal capability for Data Science Services has
been a focus for the Ministry, and therefore we have engaged very few vendors for these
services over the last three years.
There are four vendors which have been identified as providing data science services to the
Ministry to support Ministry operations over the last three years:
• GNS Science: Consultancy
• Taylor Fry
Thank you again for your email. You have the right to ask an Ombudsman to review this
decision. You can do this by writing to [email address]
or Office of the
Ombudsman, PO Box 10152, Wellington 6143.
Nāku noa, nā
Evidence, Data and Knowledge
National Of ice, Mātauranga House, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 1666, Wel ington 6140. Phone: +64 4 463 8000 Fax: +64 4 463 8001
- The request and due date
- Proposed response