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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
How much has been spent so far and how much is it planned to spend on consultants in connection with the Introduction of the National Care Service? Are all consultancy contracts put out to open tender as a matter of policy? If not which National Care Service contracts have not been put out to tender?
The answer to your question is:
The Scottish Government has spent a total of £705,380.80 in relation to consultants in connection with the introduction of a National Care Service.
The Scottish Government makes use of both the UK Government Crown Commercial Services Framework and the open market in relation to its procurement activities depending on which represents the most suitable route to access services.
The following contracts have been awarded under the UK Government Crown Commercial
KPMG - NCS Programme Business Case, Current Operating Model & Target Operating Model
PwC - NCS Programme Operating Model Design
PwC - NCS Public Consultation Analysis
Anderson Anderson & Brown - VAT Advice
Anderson Anderson & Brown - Financial Controls Review
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House