Disclosure log

Audit Scotland receives many information requests daily and we provide a wide range of information to people who contact us. We proactively publish the results of our work in the form of reports for the Auditor General and the Accounts Commission and issue press releases on these. A wide range of information is available through our publication scheme.

The log below contains information which has been released in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. The number of these requests will not reflect the true volume of requests we receive and the amount of information we routinely provide.

Requests and their responses from April 2019 are listed below. Requests and responses from previous years are available here.

 

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Disclosure log 1 April - 30 June 2019

Best Companies survey

Request

Ref: 567

Received: 11 April 2019
Responded: 6 May 2019

Please can you supply the Best Companies survey that was circulated across your organisation last year. I do not require the findings of the survey only the questions asked.

If, for any reason, my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions and redactions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees. I would prefer to receive this information electronically. If you require any clarification I expect you to contact me to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of my FOI request problematic. Please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to receiving this information in the near future.

Response

Category of response: Refusal

Exemption applied: FOISA 33 (1) (B)


This email is in reply to your Freedom of Information request dated 11 April 2019 regarding the Best Companies survey. In your request you are asking for the Best Company survey questions used in the 2018 survey.

We are withholding this information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) section 33 (1b), the commercial interest and the economy exemption. The reason for withholding the information is that disclosure of the information would be likely to, prejudice substantially the commercial interest of any person (including, without prejudice to that generality , a Scottish public authority).

The copyright and intellectual property of the questions are invested with Best Companies, the release of those questions would prejudice their commercial interests. The development of the survey methodology and questions are the result of significant investment and they form a key aspect of their intellectual property and are additionally covered by copyright and therefore protected against unauthorised use.

We have considered the public interest and whether on balance that it is in the public interest to withhold or release the information being requested. FOISA does not define the public interest but it is described elsewhere as “something which is of serious concern and benefit to the public”, not merely something of individual interest. It has also been described as something that is “in the interest of the public”, not merely “of interest to the public.” In other words, it serves the interests of the public.

While the information may be of interest to you, we believe on balance that the public is best served by withholding the requested information.

Any queries you may have concerning the Best Companies survey should be directed to them and I have included their contact details:

Best Companies Ltd,
Hamilton House, Rackery Lane, Llay, Wrexham, United Kingdom LL12 0PB
Email enquiries@b.co.uk

Selection of members of advisory groups

Request

Ref: 573(17)

Received: 17 April 2019
Responded: 1 May 2019

Audit Scotland use 'Advisors' when it is conducting audits. Can you please provide me with a link to the procedures that you have which ensure that;

  • Advisors do not have a conflict of interest or a potential conflict of interest in relation to the content of the Audit.
  • If there might be a conflict of interest regarding part of an Audit the Advisor is excluded from commenting on that content.

Please also advise;

  • How when an individual may have particular knowledge Audit Scotland decides beween appointing them as an Advisor or taking evidence from them.
  • If it correct that Advisors get a pre-view of the Audit Report and can correct what are believed to be factual errors.

Response

Category of response: In full

Exemption applied: None


Thank you for your recent e-mail concerning the selection of members of advisory groups.

Advisory groups are an important part of our performance audit process. These groups are created on a temporary basis for independent advice and feedback to our audit teams undertaking performance audits on behalf of the Auditor General for Scotland and/or the Accounts Commission. The role of the advisory group is, as the name suggests, advisory. The responsibility for the content of audit reports lies solely with Audit Scotland, and we do not always agree with or take on board the views of advisory group members.

We ask people to join our advisory groups because of their individual knowledge and expertise of the subject of the audit or on the basis of the organisations that they work for. This means that on occasion individuals will be invited to serve on advisory groups who are employed by organisations that fall within the scope of the audit in question. For example, civil servants with relevant policy responsibilities may serve on advisory groups while separately providing evidence or being interviewed as part of the audit. This does not create a conflict of interest as, although draft performance audit reports are routinely shared with advisory group members, this is not for factual accuracy checking purposes, it is for the purpose of getting more general feedback on report structure, tone, readability, and the relevance and added value of our improvement recommendations.

We have an entirely separate process for checking the factual accuracy of audit reports with audited bodies which is distinct from the work of audit advisory groups. In common with all other UK public audit agencies that factual accuracy checking process (commonly described as ‘clearance’) operates through the Accountable Officer of the audited body in question.

All of our audits operate under a strict ethical and audit quality framework which obliges Audit Scotland staff to apply professional scepticism throughout all stages of an audit and ensure that our audit reports are supported by a sufficient body of evidence to support our audit judgements. Further information can be found on the Audit Scotland website.

I hope this has answered your query.

ICT internal plans and strategy

Request

Ref: 573(18)

Received: 18 April 2019
Responded: 24 April 2019

I wish to submit a request for some of the organisation’s information around the internal plans and strategy documents around ICT.

The ICT documents I require is the 2019 – onwards. If any of the documents is for example 2017-2020 please make sure that this is the 2019 version of the document. Or the most recent update.

I wish to obtain the following documents:

  • ICT/IM&T/IS Strategy- The IT department strategy or plans, highlights their current and future objectives.
  • ICT Org Chart- A visual document that present the structure of the IT department, please include name and job titles. If this can’t be sent please work towards a structure with job titles.
  • ICT Annual or Business Plan- Similar to the ICT strategy but is more annually focused.
  • ICT Capital Programme/budget- A document that shows financials budget on current and future projects.

If some of these documents are not valid, please state when the 2019 ICT documents are planned to be published.

Please do get back to me if you have further questions or feedback.

Response

Category of response: In full

Exemption applied: None


This email is in response to your freedom of information request dated 18 April 2019. In you request you ask for:

  • ICT/IM&T/IS Strategy- The IT department strategy or plans, highlights their current and future objectives
    - See Digital Services Strategy below
  • ICT Org Chart- A visual document that present the structure of the IT department, please include name and job titles. If this can’t be sent please work towards a structure with job titles.
    - See page 18, Digital services strategy below
  • ICT Annual or Business Plan- Similar to the ICT strategy but is more annually focused.
    - Audit Scotland does not have this. The Digital Services Strategy below drives business actions
  • ICT Capital Programme/budget- A document that shows financials budget on current and future projects.
    - 2019/20 budget below

 Download Digital Services Strategy - PDF 1.3Mb

 Download Digital Services budget - PDF 13Kb

CCTV supplier and maintenance

Request

Ref: 613

Received: 28 May 2019
Responded: 28 May 2019

Please can you send me the information stated below:

  • Supplier of the contract for CCTV maintenance and support
  • How much the Organisation spend annually with the supplier? (if multiple suppliers please list the annual spend for each)
  • What is the renewal date of this contract?
  • What is the duration of the contract?
  • What is the review date of this contract? If possible the likely outcome of this review
  • The primary brand of the CCTV equipment. I don’t require the model just the brand. If there is various brands could you please list?
  • What is the total number of cameras in use/under this contract?
  • The description of the services provided under this contract. Please state if this contract includes more than just CCTV services.
  • Contact details of the employee responsible for the contract between the supplier and the organisation. Can you please provide me with their full contact details

If there is no CCTV maintenance contract in place

  • What is the brand of CCTV cameras in use? if there is variety could you please send me a list? I do not need the serial number or model just the brand.
  • How much is the average annual spend on the in-house maintenance?
  • How many cameras are in use?
  • Is there a plan to review this at any point, if so what would the date be?
  • Who is in charge of overseeing the in-house maintenance?

If there is no maintenance contract or in-house maintenance in place, is there a ad-hoc agreement? If yes,

  • Who is the supplier? Is this varies could you please list?
  • What is the brand of CCTV cameras in use? if there is variety could you please send me a list? I do not need the serial number or model just the brand.
  • How many cameras are in use?
  • How much is the average annual spend on the ad-hoc agreement?
  • What is the date it is to be reviewed?

Response

Category of response: Section 17

Exemption applied: None


This email is to acknowledge and respond to your Freedom of Information request dated 28 May 2019. Audit Scotland does not operate CCTV systems and therefore, under section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 Audit Scotland does not hold the information requested.

Contract register

Request

Ref: 619

Received: 3 June 2019
Responded: 4 June 2019

I want to submit a request for some information from the organisation, in relation to their contract’s register. The contract register should display all the organisations existing/live contracts I would like the register to display the following columns/headings:

  1. Contract Reference
  2. Contract Title
  3. Procurement Category
  4. Supplier Name
  5. Spend (Total or Annual)
  6. Contract Duration
  7. Contract Extensions
  8. Contract Starting Date
  9. Expiration Date
  10. Contract Description [Please provide me with as much detail as possible.]
  11. Contact Owner (Full contact details if possible.)
  12. CPV codes/ProClass
  13. Contract Reference

IMPORTANT

  • For those organisation planning to make an exemption, the spend information I have requested is an overall figure and I am not requesting a complete breakdown of services relating to the spend.
  • If the organisation has a CRM system or a similar system there should be a facility to download and extract contract data.
  • You may forward me a Weblink to a portal to download the contract register, please make sure all of the organisation’s contracts are provided as doing prior research I have found that most organisations have only uploaded a small portion of all of their contracts.

Please do not think that this is the only information I require if you could provide me with more information that would be great.

Contract Data/API Contact Details

  1. Can you also provide me with contact details of the person responsible for the actual contract’s register or someone responsible for API? [Name, Job Title, Telephone, Email Address] At the very least provide me with their actual job title.

(Meaning of API “a set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service.”)

Please provide me with the contract’s register file in an excel format.

Response

Category of response: Exempt

Exemption applied: FOISA 25 (1)


The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 requires public bodies to maintain a contract register providing information about any contracts entered into as a result of a regulated procurement.

The information we hold is publicly available and is therefore exempt information under section 25 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) as information that is otherwise accessible.

However, to assist you in finding the information I have included links and page numbers to the appropriate areas of our website. https://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/about-us/audit-scotland/supplying-audit-scotland

 

Audit Scotland staff

Best Companies survey

Request

Ref: 567

Received: 11 April 2019
Responded: 6 May 2019

Please can you supply the Best Companies survey that was circulated across your organisation last year. I do not require the findings of the survey only the questions asked.

If, for any reason, my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions and redactions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees. I would prefer to receive this information electronically. If you require any clarification I expect you to contact me to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of my FOI request problematic. Please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to receiving this information in the near future.

Response

Category of response: Refusal

Exemption applied: FOISA 33 (1) (B)


This email is in reply to your Freedom of Information request dated 11 April 2019 regarding the Best Companies survey. In your request you are asking for the Best Company survey questions used in the 2018 survey.

We are withholding this information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) section 33 (1b), the commercial interest and the economy exemption. The reason for withholding the information is that disclosure of the information would be likely to, prejudice substantially the commercial interest of any person (including, without prejudice to that generality , a Scottish public authority).

The copyright and intellectual property of the questions are invested with Best Companies, the release of those questions would prejudice their commercial interests. The development of the survey methodology and questions are the result of significant investment and they form a key aspect of their intellectual property and are additionally covered by copyright and therefore protected against unauthorised use.

We have considered the public interest and whether on balance that it is in the public interest to withhold or release the information being requested. FOISA does not define the public interest but it is described elsewhere as “something which is of serious concern and benefit to the public”, not merely something of individual interest. It has also been described as something that is “in the interest of the public”, not merely “of interest to the public.” In other words, it serves the interests of the public.

While the information may be of interest to you, we believe on balance that the public is best served by withholding the requested information.

Any queries you may have concerning the Best Companies survey should be directed to them and I have included their contact details:

Best Companies Ltd,
Hamilton House, Rackery Lane, Llay, Wrexham, United Kingdom LL12 0PB
Email enquiries@b.co.uk

 

Governance

Best Companies survey

Request

Ref: 567

Received: 11 April 2019
Responded: 6 May 2019

Please can you supply the Best Companies survey that was circulated across your organisation last year. I do not require the findings of the survey only the questions asked.

If, for any reason, my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions and redactions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees. I would prefer to receive this information electronically. If you require any clarification I expect you to contact me to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of my FOI request problematic. Please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to receiving this information in the near future.

Response

Category of response: Refusal

Exemption applied: FOISA 33 (1) (B)


This email is in reply to your Freedom of Information request dated 11 April 2019 regarding the Best Companies survey. In your request you are asking for the Best Company survey questions used in the 2018 survey.

We are withholding this information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) section 33 (1b), the commercial interest and the economy exemption. The reason for withholding the information is that disclosure of the information would be likely to, prejudice substantially the commercial interest of any person (including, without prejudice to that generality , a Scottish public authority).

The copyright and intellectual property of the questions are invested with Best Companies, the release of those questions would prejudice their commercial interests. The development of the survey methodology and questions are the result of significant investment and they form a key aspect of their intellectual property and are additionally covered by copyright and therefore protected against unauthorised use.

We have considered the public interest and whether on balance that it is in the public interest to withhold or release the information being requested. FOISA does not define the public interest but it is described elsewhere as “something which is of serious concern and benefit to the public”, not merely something of individual interest. It has also been described as something that is “in the interest of the public”, not merely “of interest to the public.” In other words, it serves the interests of the public.

While the information may be of interest to you, we believe on balance that the public is best served by withholding the requested information.

Any queries you may have concerning the Best Companies survey should be directed to them and I have included their contact details:

Best Companies Ltd,
Hamilton House, Rackery Lane, Llay, Wrexham, United Kingdom LL12 0PB
Email enquiries@b.co.uk

Selection of members of advisory groups

Request

Ref: 573(17)

Received: 17 April 2019
Responded: 1 May 2019

Audit Scotland use 'Advisors' when it is conducting audits. Can you please provide me with a link to the procedures that you have which ensure that;

  • Advisors do not have a conflict of interest or a potential conflict of interest in relation to the content of the Audit.
  • If there might be a conflict of interest regarding part of an Audit the Advisor is excluded from commenting on that content.

Please also advise;

  • How when an individual may have particular knowledge Audit Scotland decides beween appointing them as an Advisor or taking evidence from them.
  • If it correct that Advisors get a pre-view of the Audit Report and can correct what are believed to be factual errors.

Response

Category of response: In full

Exemption applied: None


Thank you for your recent e-mail concerning the selection of members of advisory groups.

Advisory groups are an important part of our performance audit process. These groups are created on a temporary basis for independent advice and feedback to our audit teams undertaking performance audits on behalf of the Auditor General for Scotland and/or the Accounts Commission. The role of the advisory group is, as the name suggests, advisory. The responsibility for the content of audit reports lies solely with Audit Scotland, and we do not always agree with or take on board the views of advisory group members.

We ask people to join our advisory groups because of their individual knowledge and expertise of the subject of the audit or on the basis of the organisations that they work for. This means that on occasion individuals will be invited to serve on advisory groups who are employed by organisations that fall within the scope of the audit in question. For example, civil servants with relevant policy responsibilities may serve on advisory groups while separately providing evidence or being interviewed as part of the audit. This does not create a conflict of interest as, although draft performance audit reports are routinely shared with advisory group members, this is not for factual accuracy checking purposes, it is for the purpose of getting more general feedback on report structure, tone, readability, and the relevance and added value of our improvement recommendations.

We have an entirely separate process for checking the factual accuracy of audit reports with audited bodies which is distinct from the work of audit advisory groups. In common with all other UK public audit agencies that factual accuracy checking process (commonly described as ‘clearance’) operates through the Accountable Officer of the audited body in question.

All of our audits operate under a strict ethical and audit quality framework which obliges Audit Scotland staff to apply professional scepticism throughout all stages of an audit and ensure that our audit reports are supported by a sufficient body of evidence to support our audit judgements. Further information can be found on the Audit Scotland website.

I hope this has answered your query.

ICT internal plans and strategy

Request

Ref: 573(18)

Received: 18 April 2019
Responded: 24 April 2019

I wish to submit a request for some of the organisation’s information around the internal plans and strategy documents around ICT.

The ICT documents I require is the 2019 – onwards. If any of the documents is for example 2017-2020 please make sure that this is the 2019 version of the document. Or the most recent update.

I wish to obtain the following documents:

  • ICT/IM&T/IS Strategy- The IT department strategy or plans, highlights their current and future objectives.
  • ICT Org Chart- A visual document that present the structure of the IT department, please include name and job titles. If this can’t be sent please work towards a structure with job titles.
  • ICT Annual or Business Plan- Similar to the ICT strategy but is more annually focused.
  • ICT Capital Programme/budget- A document that shows financials budget on current and future projects.

If some of these documents are not valid, please state when the 2019 ICT documents are planned to be published.

Please do get back to me if you have further questions or feedback.

Response

Category of response: In full

Exemption applied: None


This email is in response to your freedom of information request dated 18 April 2019. In you request you ask for:

  • ICT/IM&T/IS Strategy- The IT department strategy or plans, highlights their current and future objectives
    - See Digital Services Strategy below
  • ICT Org Chart- A visual document that present the structure of the IT department, please include name and job titles. If this can’t be sent please work towards a structure with job titles.
    - See page 18, Digital services strategy below
  • ICT Annual or Business Plan- Similar to the ICT strategy but is more annually focused.
    - Audit Scotland does not have this. The Digital Services Strategy below drives business actions
  • ICT Capital Programme/budget- A document that shows financials budget on current and future projects.
    - 2019/20 budget below

 Download Digital Services Strategy - PDF 1.3Mb

 Download Digital Services budget - PDF 13Kb

 

Procurement and contracts

Selection of members of advisory groups

Request

Ref: 573(17)

Received: 17 April 2019
Responded: 1 May 2019

Audit Scotland use 'Advisors' when it is conducting audits. Can you please provide me with a link to the procedures that you have which ensure that;

  • Advisors do not have a conflict of interest or a potential conflict of interest in relation to the content of the Audit.
  • If there might be a conflict of interest regarding part of an Audit the Advisor is excluded from commenting on that content.

Please also advise;

  • How when an individual may have particular knowledge Audit Scotland decides beween appointing them as an Advisor or taking evidence from them.
  • If it correct that Advisors get a pre-view of the Audit Report and can correct what are believed to be factual errors.

Response

Category of response: In full

Exemption applied: None


Thank you for your recent e-mail concerning the selection of members of advisory groups.

Advisory groups are an important part of our performance audit process. These groups are created on a temporary basis for independent advice and feedback to our audit teams undertaking performance audits on behalf of the Auditor General for Scotland and/or the Accounts Commission. The role of the advisory group is, as the name suggests, advisory. The responsibility for the content of audit reports lies solely with Audit Scotland, and we do not always agree with or take on board the views of advisory group members.

We ask people to join our advisory groups because of their individual knowledge and expertise of the subject of the audit or on the basis of the organisations that they work for. This means that on occasion individuals will be invited to serve on advisory groups who are employed by organisations that fall within the scope of the audit in question. For example, civil servants with relevant policy responsibilities may serve on advisory groups while separately providing evidence or being interviewed as part of the audit. This does not create a conflict of interest as, although draft performance audit reports are routinely shared with advisory group members, this is not for factual accuracy checking purposes, it is for the purpose of getting more general feedback on report structure, tone, readability, and the relevance and added value of our improvement recommendations.

We have an entirely separate process for checking the factual accuracy of audit reports with audited bodies which is distinct from the work of audit advisory groups. In common with all other UK public audit agencies that factual accuracy checking process (commonly described as ‘clearance’) operates through the Accountable Officer of the audited body in question.

All of our audits operate under a strict ethical and audit quality framework which obliges Audit Scotland staff to apply professional scepticism throughout all stages of an audit and ensure that our audit reports are supported by a sufficient body of evidence to support our audit judgements. Further information can be found on the Audit Scotland website.

I hope this has answered your query.

ICT internal plans and strategy

Request

Ref: 573(18)

Received: 18 April 2019
Responded: 24 April 2019

I wish to submit a request for some of the organisation’s information around the internal plans and strategy documents around ICT.

The ICT documents I require is the 2019 – onwards. If any of the documents is for example 2017-2020 please make sure that this is the 2019 version of the document. Or the most recent update.

I wish to obtain the following documents:

  • ICT/IM&T/IS Strategy- The IT department strategy or plans, highlights their current and future objectives.
  • ICT Org Chart- A visual document that present the structure of the IT department, please include name and job titles. If this can’t be sent please work towards a structure with job titles.
  • ICT Annual or Business Plan- Similar to the ICT strategy but is more annually focused.
  • ICT Capital Programme/budget- A document that shows financials budget on current and future projects.

If some of these documents are not valid, please state when the 2019 ICT documents are planned to be published.

Please do get back to me if you have further questions or feedback.

Response

Category of response: In full

Exemption applied: None


This email is in response to your freedom of information request dated 18 April 2019. In you request you ask for:

  • ICT/IM&T/IS Strategy- The IT department strategy or plans, highlights their current and future objectives
    - See Digital Services Strategy below
  • ICT Org Chart- A visual document that present the structure of the IT department, please include name and job titles. If this can’t be sent please work towards a structure with job titles.
    - See page 18, Digital services strategy below
  • ICT Annual or Business Plan- Similar to the ICT strategy but is more annually focused.
    - Audit Scotland does not have this. The Digital Services Strategy below drives business actions
  • ICT Capital Programme/budget- A document that shows financials budget on current and future projects.
    - 2019/20 budget below

 Download Digital Services Strategy - PDF 1.3Mb

 Download Digital Services budget - PDF 13Kb

CCTV supplier and maintenance

Request

Ref: 613

Received: 28 May 2019
Responded: 28 May 2019

Please can you send me the information stated below:

  • Supplier of the contract for CCTV maintenance and support
  • How much the Organisation spend annually with the supplier? (if multiple suppliers please list the annual spend for each)
  • What is the renewal date of this contract?
  • What is the duration of the contract?
  • What is the review date of this contract? If possible the likely outcome of this review
  • The primary brand of the CCTV equipment. I don’t require the model just the brand. If there is various brands could you please list?
  • What is the total number of cameras in use/under this contract?
  • The description of the services provided under this contract. Please state if this contract includes more than just CCTV services.
  • Contact details of the employee responsible for the contract between the supplier and the organisation. Can you please provide me with their full contact details

If there is no CCTV maintenance contract in place

  • What is the brand of CCTV cameras in use? if there is variety could you please send me a list? I do not need the serial number or model just the brand.
  • How much is the average annual spend on the in-house maintenance?
  • How many cameras are in use?
  • Is there a plan to review this at any point, if so what would the date be?
  • Who is in charge of overseeing the in-house maintenance?

If there is no maintenance contract or in-house maintenance in place, is there a ad-hoc agreement? If yes,

  • Who is the supplier? Is this varies could you please list?
  • What is the brand of CCTV cameras in use? if there is variety could you please send me a list? I do not need the serial number or model just the brand.
  • How many cameras are in use?
  • How much is the average annual spend on the ad-hoc agreement?
  • What is the date it is to be reviewed?

Response

Category of response: Section 17

Exemption applied: None


This email is to acknowledge and respond to your Freedom of Information request dated 28 May 2019. Audit Scotland does not operate CCTV systems and therefore, under section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 Audit Scotland does not hold the information requested.

Contract register

Request

Ref: 619

Received: 3 June 2019
Responded: 4 June 2019

I want to submit a request for some information from the organisation, in relation to their contract’s register. The contract register should display all the organisations existing/live contracts I would like the register to display the following columns/headings:

  1. Contract Reference
  2. Contract Title
  3. Procurement Category
  4. Supplier Name
  5. Spend (Total or Annual)
  6. Contract Duration
  7. Contract Extensions
  8. Contract Starting Date
  9. Expiration Date
  10. Contract Description [Please provide me with as much detail as possible.]
  11. Contact Owner (Full contact details if possible.)
  12. CPV codes/ProClass
  13. Contract Reference

IMPORTANT

  • For those organisation planning to make an exemption, the spend information I have requested is an overall figure and I am not requesting a complete breakdown of services relating to the spend.
  • If the organisation has a CRM system or a similar system there should be a facility to download and extract contract data.
  • You may forward me a Weblink to a portal to download the contract register, please make sure all of the organisation’s contracts are provided as doing prior research I have found that most organisations have only uploaded a small portion of all of their contracts.

Please do not think that this is the only information I require if you could provide me with more information that would be great.

Contract Data/API Contact Details

  1. Can you also provide me with contact details of the person responsible for the actual contract’s register or someone responsible for API? [Name, Job Title, Telephone, Email Address] At the very least provide me with their actual job title.

(Meaning of API “a set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service.”)

Please provide me with the contract’s register file in an excel format.

Response

Category of response: Exempt

Exemption applied: FOISA 25 (1)


The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 requires public bodies to maintain a contract register providing information about any contracts entered into as a result of a regulated procurement.

The information we hold is publicly available and is therefore exempt information under section 25 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) as information that is otherwise accessible.

However, to assist you in finding the information I have included links and page numbers to the appropriate areas of our website. https://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/about-us/audit-scotland/supplying-audit-scotland

 

Previous years

 Download disclosure log up to March 2019 - PDF 167Kb

 

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