Cost of delivering Baby box scheme: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02656
Date received: 6 November 2017
Date responded: 28 November 2017

Information requested

The latest figure of the cost of delivering the Baby box scheme both:

  1. in its first year and;

  2. in the full four years of the current contract.


The answer to your question is -

Total yearly projected Baby Box related costs:

2017/18 - £8 million
2018/19 - £8.8 million
2019/20 - £8.8 million
2020/21 - £8.8 million

The value of the contract with APS Group (Scotland) is £35.3 million over the potential life of the contract (four operational years) equating to approximately £8.8 million per year. This is made up of the following costs: Baby Box contents, Distribution Centre Activity, Delivery Charges, Contract Management, Customer Contact Centre costs, Print costs, Operating Margin.

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