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Information relating to Scottish Government mobile phone contracts: FOI release

Published: 11 Feb 2021
Directorate:
Digital Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

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

Published:
11 Feb 2021
Information relating to Scottish Government mobile phone contracts: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000118610
Date received: 2 Dec 2020
Date responded: 31 Dec 2020
Information requested

Could you please provide 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

This response covers the mobile telephony services provided by the central IT Division for the core ScottishGovernment and the following bodies: Scottish Public Pensions Agency, Transport Scotland plus a number of smaller Scottish Public sector organisations who do not as yet have their own billing accounts.

1: Vodafone and EE

2: Table 1 below details costs for the organisations on the Scottish Government billing account and VAT at 20%.

Supplier                     

Usage and Standing Charges & Hardware Costs           

Vodafone

£1,490,000.00

EE

£43,000.00

3:

Supplier          Voice only Connections           Voice & Data Connections       Data only Connections           
Vodafone 44 5452 1821
EE 0 2 21

4,5,6, 7: 

Supplier    

Contract Duration                                                                

Start Date        

End Date                                                                      

Review Date                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Vodafone

36 month duration and a 12 month extension option.

21/09/2020

20/09/2023 with a 12 month extension option.

The review date for a decision on extending the call-off contract should be undertaken around 6 to 12 months prior to the initial expiry date.

8: Raymond Wright Head of Unified Communications,  iTECS, Scottish Government, Saughton House, Broomhouse drive, Edinburgh, EH11 3XD  -  Raymond.wright@gov.scot

9, 10, 11: Not applicable

12: This is a call-off from a single supplier framework agreement and so it was a direct award with no shortlist of suppliers.

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