Details for contractors working for ASA Recruitment on IT & Professional Frameworks: FOI release

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

Information requested

In relation to the Scottish Government's Framework for the Provision of Interim IT Staff Services and Provision of Interim Professional Staff Services, details for all contractors working for ASA Recruitment on IT & Professional Frameworks:

  • Job role or placement name
  • Start Date
  • End date.


At the date of your request, the count of current contractors that met the criteria specified is provided in the below table.

Job role Count
Senior DevOps Engineer 1
Site Reliability Engineer 1
Communication Manager 1

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party.

Because the instances of each role are so low, it would be easy to attribute the start and end date of the contracts to specific colleagues based on the title of the job role. These dates, and in particular the end date, are of biographical and decision-making significance to the persons in question, and as such we consider it to be their personal information.

As such, disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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