- 28 Sep 2017
FOI reference: FOI/17/02077
Date received: 24 August 2017
Date responded: 14 September 2017
Details of the contract and negotiations between the NHS and Dolby Vivisol.
I have assumed that your request relates to the provision of oxygen to the NHS, and that you are seeking the information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).
I should explain that contracts of the kind you are interested in are generally negotiated directly by Health Boards, with support from NHS National Procurement; and I understand that the contract in question was most recently awarded to Dolby Vivisol in 2015. As such, I would advise that you may wish to contact NHS National Services Scotland for more information about that particular tender exercise. Contact details are provided on the NHS website: http://www.hfs.scot.nhs.uk/online-services/home-oxygen-service.
I can advise, however, that the Scottish Government holds some documents that contain limited information relating to the award of the contract in 2015, and I attach them here as an annex to this letter. Some information has been redacted from the attached documents as it is outside the scope of your request.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House