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5 March 2021
Andrew Chen 
[FYI request #14609 email] 
Tēnā koe Andrew 
Thank you for your email  of  4 February 2021  to the Ministry of Education requesting the 
following information:  
• 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
• TextFerret
• Taylor Fry
• Motu
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 
Cathryn Ashley-Jones 
Group Manager 
Evidence, Data and Knowledge 
OIA: 1249915 
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 

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