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Private consultancy payments regarding national care service: FOI release

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


Information requested

  • How much money in total has the Scottish Government paid to private consultancy companies for advice and/or services related to the implementation and running of the National Care Service in total and split over years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22;
  • Can you please identify each contract, how much was paid and which consultants/companies were paid it and the purpose of the work; and
  • How much money has been paid to Scotland Excel in relation to advice or services related to the national care services, and what the services were.

Response

  • As the Scottish Government's commitment to introduce a National Care Service was included in the Programme for Government in 2021/22 there was no spend on private consultancy companies for the years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21. For the Financial Year 2021/22 the Scottish Government paid a total of £457,726.80 to private consultancy companies for advice and/or services.
  • The total amount of money paid by the end of the Financial Year of 2021/22 and the purpose of each contract is as follows:
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    • KPMG were paid a total of £282,346.00 for the production of a Current Operating Model for the current social care sector, a Target Operating Model for the National Care Service and a Programme Business Case.
    • PwC were paid a total of £107,020.80 for advice and report on programme governance arrangements and a Design Authority within the National Care Service Programme.
    • Additionally PwC were paid £68,360.00 for undertaking analysis and the production of a report for the public consultation on A National Care Service for Scotland.
       
  • The Scottish Government has had no contract with and has not paid any money to Scotland Excel in relation to the National Care Service.


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