Education Scotland spend on office supplies for 2022/23 - 2023/24: FOI release

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

Information requested

Spend on Office supplies and associated products for financial years 2022/23 and 2023/24 and information regarding our contracts.


Please find information on spend below.

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Education Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government and can access collaborative framework contracts set up by the Scottish Procurement & Property Directorate (SPPD) who are the organisation tasked with procuring requirements on behalf of Scottish public sector bodies. A list of SPPD framework contracts can be found here.

With regard to General Office Supplies, you can find contract details here.

The supplier is Lyreco UK Limited and the start and expiry dates are 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2027 – no further extension is available with this contract. SPPD are responsible for reviewing and renewing this contract if required.

Education Scotland have traded with Lyreco UK Limited over nearly eight years i.e., from June 2016.

The framework contract for General Office Supplies is not an Education Scotland contract and you should therefore contact the Scottish Government for details of the Senior Responsible Officer via

Education Scotland’s contract register is published here.

Education Scotland does not have a contract for ‘tail end spend’.

Education Scotland is part of the Scottish Government procurement process for core contracts. This means that as the Scottish Government procures such contracts, Education Scotland are automatically included and have access to these through our centralised systems. You can find information on the contracts which are currently active in Scottish Government by going to Public Contracts Scotland: and using the search term "office supplies" in the description. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

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