- 27 Apr 2021
Date received: 2 Mar 2021
Date responded: 15 Mar 2021
A copy of the winning proposal in relation to the Adult Disability Payment Consultation Analysis - tender outcome.
Attached is a copy of most of the information requested.
An exemption under section 38 (1) b of FOISA applies to some of the information you have requested. This is to prevent disclosure of personal information that would contravene data protection principles. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test'.
An additional exemption under section 33 (1) b of FOISA applies to some of the technical details of the winning proposal, as they could substantially prejudice the commercial interests of the tenderers.
This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption. We recognise that there is some public interest in releasing the full details of how public money is spent. However, this is outweighed by the public interest in protecting the commercial interests of the tenderers, so that they are not deterred from bidding for similar contracts in the future.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House