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Scottish Government Mobile Phone Contract: FOI release

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


Information requested

1. What is the name of your organisation?
2. How many employees are at your organisation?
3. How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have in total?
4. How many of these are data only (for laptops and tablets)?
5. How many of these are voice and data (for mobile phones)?
6. Who is your mobile phone network provider?
7. Do you have a shared data bundle or individual allowances?
8. What is your organisations average total data usage across all connections?
9. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in April 2021?
10. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in May 2021?
11.What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in June 2021?
12. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in July 2021?
13. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in August 2021?
14. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in September 2021?
15. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in October 2021?
16. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in November 2021?
17. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in December 2021?
18. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in January 2022?
19. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in February 2022?
20. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in March 2022?
21. Do these numbers include VAT?
22. When did you renew your mobile phone contract?
23. How long does your contract run for?
24. What is the renewal date of your contract?
25. How did you source your contract?
26. What is the value of your hardware/technology/transformation fund provided with the contract (if none provided please mark as n/a)?
27. Who is the shareholder/primary contact for this contract?

Response

I include a copy of all of the information you requested.

1. What is the name of your organisation?
Scottish Government.

2. How many employees are at your organisation?
The published official statistics which contain the latest staffing numbers for the core Scottish Government can be found at, Scottish Government workforce information - gov.scot (www.gov.scot).

3. How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have in total?
5279.

4. How many of these are data only (for laptops and tablets)?
891.

5. How many of these are voice and data (for mobile phones)?
4388.

6. Who is your mobile phone network provider?
Vodafone.

7. Do you have a shared data bundle or individual allowances?
Individual allowances.

8. What is your organisations average total data usage across all connections?
Data use across all connections for the month of August was 7803Gb.

9 – 20. What was your total spend on mobile phone contract and overage costs in April 2021 to March 2022
Answers to Q9-20 are listed in the table below.

Month

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

July 2021

August 2021

September 2021

October 2021

November 2021

December 2021

January 2022

February 2022

March 2022

Total

£65,958.14

£65,483.91

£69,438.69

£96,102.05

£73,479.15

£70,033.24

£53,021.31

£45,933.23

£49,005.02

£37,373.40

£48,006.51

£48,646.53

21. Do these numbers include VAT?
No, the figures in Q9-20 do not include VAT.

22. When did you renew your mobile phone contract?
The contract with Vodafone UK started on 21 September 2020.

23. How long does your contract run for?
3 years with an optional 1 year extension.

24. What is the renewal date of your contract?
The contract with Vodafone UK expires on 20 September 2023 with a 12 month extension option.

25. How did you source your contract?
The contract was sourced via the Scottish Procurement mobile voice and data services framework. Mobile voice and data services framework (SP-19-002) - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

26. What is the value of your hardware/technology/transformation fund provided with the contract (if none provided please mark as n/a)
We do not use the technology fund.

27. Who is the shareholder/primary contact for this contract?

Raymond Wright, ITECS, Head of Unified Communications.

About FOI

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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