Contracts awarded to external public relations/marketing companies/individuals: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

The number of contracts awarded to external public relations/marketing companies/individuals by the Scottish Government, broken down by date, company/individual, purpose of contract, length of contract/ value of contract and current spend from January 2018 to date.


Please find attached, a table outlining the response to your request. A link to published spend is incorporated within the table. Spend for the current year is ongoing and requires to be consolidated before figures will be published.

Please, also, note that contracts are placed as call-offs from Scottish Government framework agreements for the provision of Marketing Services, Reference SP-21-017 and for the provision of Media Planning, Buying and Associated Services, Reference SP-18-007. Contracts are awarded on a 1 year basis with two further 1 year options to extend.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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