Scottish Government mobile phone contracts: FOI release

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

Information requested

You asked for the following information with regards to the organisation’s Mobile Phones contract.
1. Network Provider(s) - Please provide me with the network provider, if the contract is managed for example by Daisy, please state the network provider for e.g., Vodafone, O2, EE.

2. Annual Average Spend for each contract if there is more than one contract Network

3. Contract Start Date

4. Contract Expiry Date, If the contract as expired or is rolling please state

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

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

7. Number of Connections - number of voices only devices, voice and data devices, data only devices)

8. The person in the organisation responsible for this particular contract. Can you send me contact name, Job title, Contact number and email add.

9. 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.

10. 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?


This response covers the mobile telephony services provided by the central IT Division 'iTECS' for the core Scottish Government plus a small number of smaller Scottish Public sector organisations who do not as yet have their own billing accounts.

1. Vodafone UK and EE

The connection(s) on EE are legacy and that contract ended in 2016.

2. The table below shows the contract spend over the last 12 months from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021. All costs are excluding VAT.


Usage and Standing Charges & Hardware Costs





3. The contract with Vodafone UK started on 21 September 2020.

4. The contract with Vodafone UK expires on 20 September 2023 with a 12 month extension option.

5. The contract with Vodafone UK is for a 36 month duration with a 12 month extension option.~

6. 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.



Voice only Connections

Data only Connections

Voice & Data Connections









*The number of EE connections has reduced from 23 to 1 over the last year.

8. Raymond Wright, Head of Unified Communications,

9. Not applicable.

10. 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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