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Social Security Scotland - branded merchandise expenditure: FOI release

Published: 28 Jun 2019
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Public sector

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

Published:
28 Jun 2019
Social Security Scotland - branded merchandise expenditure: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01415
Date received: 31 May 2019
Date responded: 26 Jun 2019
Information requested

You asked for how much Social Security Scotland has spent on branded merchandise, (i.e. including but not limited to pens, highlighters, tote bags, etc). Please provide a full list of types the branded merchandise it has ordered, and the quantities ordered.

Response

I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested, detailing the branded items which have been purchased in accordance with the Scottish Government’s procurement framework, using approved suppliers, to give to stakeholders and clients at events to promote Social Security Scotland from 1st September 2018.

Annex
Branded items which have been purchased in accordance with the Scottish Government’s procurement framework, using approved suppliers from 1st September 2018.

Item Quantity
Ball pens 10,500
Stress Balls 500
Pop socket 500
Highlighter pens 5000
Cotton Shopper Bags 2000
Notepads 1000
Pencils 1000
A6 Sticky notes 3,000

Total cost: £19,248.79

Branded merchandise is held in stock for use at recruitment, stakeholder and client events and exhibitions to raise awareness of Social Security Scotland as a new public service and the benefits we deliver.

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG