Contract between the NHS and Dolby Vivisol: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02077
Date received: 24 August 2017
Date responded: 14 September 2017

Information requested

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:

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.

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