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Scottish Government and Amazon expenditure: FOI release

Published: 18 Oct 2019

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

Published:
18 Oct 2019
Scottish Government and Amazon expenditure: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900004744
Date received: 30 Sep 2019
Date responded: 17 Oct 2019
Information requested

You asked for:-

1. How much money has the Scottish Government provided to Amazon in each of the following years 2010 - 2019.

2. How much money has the Scottish Government spent on Amazon Web Services in each of the following years 2010 - 2019.

Response

I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have all of the information you have requested, the information held centrally is from October
2016 to end of September 2019.

We have provided information from October 2016 until 5th April 2017 and then in Financial Years (FYs) for 2018 (06-04-2017 - 05-04-2018), 2019 (06-04-2018 - 05-04-2019) and 2020 (06-04-2019 - 30-09-2019) showing amount of money spent with Amazon and Amazon Web Services for the purchase of goods and services. This information is available in Annex A.

Annex A

The Scottish Government has spent money with Amazon and Amazon Web Services for the purchase of goods and services as per the following table.

Supplier October 2016 –
05-04-2017
FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Amazon £73,434.73 £305,236.32 £212,788.10 £63,062.58
Amazon Web Services £38,400.06 £52,216.09 £106,871.71 £46,304.37
Total spend £111,834.79 £357,452.41 £319,659.81 £109,366.95

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