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Information relating to Education Scotland mobile phone contract: FOI release

Published: 10 Feb 2021

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

Published:
10 Feb 2021
Information relating to Education Scotland mobile phone contract: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000118542
Date received: 2 Dec 2020
Date responded: 23 Dec 2020
Information requested

You asked - 

Could you please send me the following information with regards to the organisation’s Mobile Phones contract.

1. Network Provider(s) - Please provide me with the network provider name e.g. EE, Telefonica, Vodafone, Three.

2. Annual Average Spend for each Network Provider - Can you please provide me with the average annual spend over the last 3 years. If this is a new contract can you please provide the estimated annual spend.

3. Number of Connections- Number of connections for each network provider. (number of voice only devices, voice and data devices, data only devices) please provide me with the breakdown and not the overall total.

4. Duration of the contract- please state if the contract also includes contract extensions for each provider.

5. Contract Start Date- please can you provide me with the start date of the signed agreement. Please do not provide me with the framework contract date I require the contract dates of the signed agreement. (if there are multiple start dates, could you please provide me with the earliest date for each provider).

6. Contract Expiry Date- please can you provide me with the expiry date of the signed agreement. Please do not provide me with the framework contract date I require the contract dates of the signed agreement. If the contract is rolling please state.

7. Contract Review Date- Please can you provide me with a date when the organisation plans to review this contract.

8. The person in the organisation responsible for this particular contract. Can you send me the full contact details Contact Name, Job Title, Contact Number and direct email address for each network provider? If full contact details cannot be provided please send me their actual job title.

9.If the mobile phone contract is provided by a managed contract please provide me with the actual name of the network provider along with the number of connections and the internal contact from within the organisation responsible for this contract.

10. 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.

11. 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?

12. If this contract was awarded within the past three months can you please provide me with a shortlist of suppliers that bid on the contract?

Response

Network provider

Vodafone

Annual Average
spend

£55,175.10

Number of
connections

270

Duration of
Contract

3 years + optional 1 year extension

Contract start date

21 September 2020

Contract expiry
date

October 2023

Contract review
date

February 2023

Person
responsible for
contract

Contact details for Education Scotland procurement are:

EDS Procurement, edsprocurement2@educationscotland.gov.scot

Contract opportunities are published at:
https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/register/register_start.aspx

Managed contract

As an agency of the Scottish Government, Education Scotland uses
Scottish Government frameworks where possible. For this contract
Education Scotland ‘called off’ from the mobile and data services
framework. Please see the link below for details of the Scottish
Government frameworks.

Scottish Government frameworks and contracts - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)


10. The contract is not currently out to tender and was awarded to Vodafone as per the details above.

11. The contract has not expired and was awarded to Vodafone on 21 September 2020 as per the details above.

12. The contract was not awarded within the past three months.

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Contact

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Email: ceu@gov.scot
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