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Education Scotland - mobile phone contract information: FOI release

Published: 2 Mar 2020

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

Published:
2 Mar 2020
Education Scotland - mobile phone contract information: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000016030
Date received: 12 Feb 2020
Date responded: 27 Mar 2020
Information requested

You asked for information regarding the organisation's Mobile Phones contract.

Response

Network provider: Vodafone

Annual Average spend: £26000 (by Education Scotland)

Number of connections: 300 Voice and Data (for Education Scotland)

Duration of contract: 4 years and 8 months

Contract start date: 19th January 2016

Contract expiry date: 20th September 2020

Contract review date: Contracts are reviewed on a continuous basis, however the contract will not extend beyond 20th September 2020.

Person responsible for contract: Scottish Procurement. While we are unable to furnish contact details for named individuals, you can find information on this and other contracts at: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/register/register_start.aspx

Managed contract: This contract is a framework contract – i.e. it is put in place by Scottish Procurement and is then open to be used by public bodies such as Education Scotland.

Please can you provide me with the latest information- If the organisations are currently out to tender please can you also state the approx. date of the award along with the information above.
Scottish Procurement are looking to put in place a single supplier framework agreement – with the contract expected to be awarded to the successful bidder in March 2020.

Also if the contract in the response has expired/rolling please can you provide me with further information if available of the organisation's plans going forward with regards to mobiles and the current status?
The current contract expires in September 2020 and we expect to move onto a framework to the end of the current contract.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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