Scottish Government mobile phone services: FOI release

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

Information requested

1. How many employees are at your organisation?

2. How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have?

3. What is the split between mobile phone and mobile broadband connections?

4. Who is your mobile phone network provider?

5. Did you switch providers on your last renewal?

6. Please provide a monthly breakdown of your total mobile phone contract costs for the past 12 months, and state whether VAT has been included in the numbers given.

7. Does your contract include a hardware, tech or transformation fund? If the answer to question 7 is yes, what was the value of the fund upon the signing of the current contract?

8. How have you sourced the contract?

9. What is the contract term length?

10. How long do you have remaining on your current contract?

11. Who is the primary contact for this contract?


1. The published official statistics which contain the latest staffing numbers for the Core Scottish Government can be found at:

2. 6734 connections

3. 5506 mobile phones and 1228 mobile broadband connections.

4. Vodafone UK

5. No

6. The costs shown below are excluding VAT. Note, we were billed quarterly for our airtime until August 2020.


July 2020

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

February 2021

March 2021

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021














7. The contract has tariffs that include tech fund but we don't use these tariffs.

8. The contract was sourced via the Scottish Procurement Mobile voice and data services framework - Mobile voice and data services framework 2020 (SP-19-002) - (

9. 3 years with an optional 1 year extension.

10. 2 years and 2 months with an optional 1 year extension.

11. Raymond Wright, Head of Unified Communications.

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