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Social Security branded items purchased: FOI release

Published: 23 Feb 2021

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

Published:
23 Feb 2021
Social Security branded items purchased: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000126667
Date received: 16 Dec 2020
Date responded: 18 Jan 2021
Information requested

You asked for “Details of the total on Social Security Scotland branded items for use by staff, the department and/or for the office etc. These could include: Pens, Notebooks. Mousepads, clothing, phone cases, lanyards, stickers and/or otherwise relevant. Please, where possible, can the list be ordered by item and relevant spend”

You kindly confirmed that a reasonable interpretation was that you were looking for information on spend on branded items that are used daily by staff.

Response

Please see below a copy of all of the information you requested, detailing the branded items which have been purchased for use by staff daily in accordance with the Scottish Government’s procurement framework.

Date

Item

Quantity

Cost

 

31/10/2018

Keep Cups (Reusable coffee

cups)

 

500

 

£3,866.94

31/03/2019

Lanyards

1000

£202.50

30/09/2019

Lanyards

3000

£730.00

Total

 

 

£4799.44

We purchase other branded items which are used in activities to engage with stakeholders, for example in promoting benefit take up. These items include “pop up” banners. Some information on these items can be found on the website of the Scottish Government: Social Security Scotland - branded merchandise expenditure: FOI release - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

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