Amount paid for delivery of Disclosure Scotland's new IT system: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/02704  
Date received: 27 September 2018  
Date responded: 24 October 2018
Information requested

The amount paid to outside contractors for the delivery of Disclosure Scotland's new IT system since the original Atos contract was undelivered in roughly 2013/14. The information should include the total amounts paid to private companies and workers, broken down by each contractor.


The costs relate to the progressive build of a new cloud-based technology platform, capable of securely handling sensitive information. This commenced in 2015-16 and during this period initial scoping for a new service was carried out. From 2016-17 this work has been used to develop a secure new environment, which is being expanded across all Disclosure Scotland services.

The detailed answers to your question, including a description of the service and/or product obtained are contained within the tables attached.

Disclosure Scotland buy services from companies, and from agencies.  Where a service was bought from an agency the amount paid and the number of contractors sourced to which the payment relates has been noted.  It is not possible to do that where the service is bought from a company.

These figures have been derived from our accounting records which are the source of the financial information contained within Disclosure Scotland’s Annual Report and Accounts for the relevant year.

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