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Co-funding arrangements with Microsoft and other tech companies

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From: Victoria Muninn

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Kindly provide all relevant documentation - papers, discussion documents, meeting notes, emails, or any other relevant information - about implemented and planned co-funding arrangements with Microsoft that the ministry has entered into since the last general election.

Please include a list of all beneficiary organisations, companies, NGOs, or collectives, or co-partners, for each co-funding arrangement, as well as their financial plans and data on Microsoft and the Ministry's provision of funds to them.

Please note when the Ministry first entered into discussions with Microsoft about co-funding arrangements, and include any strategy documents or discussion documents that arose from those discussions (also providing those).

If there are overarching documents about this new social and economic model that the Ministry has produced, or has been guided by and produced by another Ministry, business or institution, and list the names of those documents, briefly describing the contents of each.

Finally, please provide a list of all of the other technology companies that the Ministry has discussed the same co-funding arrangements with.

Yours faithfully,

Victoria Muninn

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2122-0762

Dear Victoria,

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 30 September 2021 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

“Kindly provide all relevant documentation - papers, discussion documents,
meeting notes, emails, or any other relevant information - about
implemented and planned co-funding arrangements with Microsoft that the
ministry has entered into since the last general election.

 

Please include a list of all beneficiary organisations, companies, NGOs,
or collectives, or co-partners, for each co-funding arrangement, as well
as their financial plans and data on Microsoft and the Ministry's
provision of funds to them.

 

Please note when the Ministry first entered into discussions with
Microsoft about co-funding arrangements, and include any strategy
documents or discussion documents that arose from those discussions (also
providing those).

 

If there are overarching documents about this new social and economic
model that the Ministry has produced, or has been guided by and produced
by another Ministry, business or institution, and list the names of those
documents, briefly describing the contents of each.

Finally, please provide a list of all of the other technology companies
that the Ministry has discussed the same co-funding arrangements with”

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Nâku noa, nâ

Ministerial Services

Ngâ Pou o te Taumaru

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

 

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Attachment DOIA 2122 0762 V Muninn Clarification Sought Extension on Transfer Timeframe 2021.10.14.pdf
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Kia ora Victoria

We refer to your below request for official information regarding co-funding arrangements with Microsoft and other technology companies, which was received by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on 30 September 2021.

Please find attached a letter seeking clarification of your request.

If you are able to provide this clarification to us on or by Sunday 17 October 2021, that would be ideal. If we do not hear from you by then, we will proceed with the most obvious interpretation of your request.

In the attached we also advise you of an extension to transfer your request to another agency, should you amend your request to information that we believe another agency holds. In that circumstance, we have extended the time to potentially transfer any amended request we receive from you to 29 October 2021.

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman. Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

Ngā mihi

Ministerial Services
Engagement, Communications and Ministerial Services
Email: [MBIE request email]

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
15 Stout Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011
PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140
www.mbie.govt.nz

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