Scottish Government mobile phone contract: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/01879
Date received: 11 July 2018
Date responded: 11 July 2018

Information requested

An update of the organisation's mobile phone contract.


  • Network provider - Vodafone

  • Annual average spend - £18,000 ex VAT

  • Number of users - 236 users all on Voice and Data

  • Duration of contract including extensions - 4 years (3 years with optional 1 year extension)

  • Contract start date - 19 January 2016

  • Contract expiry date - 18 January 2019 or 18 January 2020 if extended

  • Contract review date - Not applicable

  • Contact details:

Head of Finance and Procurement 0131 244 4330

Reasons for not providing information

An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some information. This exemption applies because the information is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. 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 Andrew's House
Regent Road

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