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Work by YouGov, Survation, ComRes, IpsosMori, ICM, Populus: FOI release

Published: 4 Sep 2017

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01896
Date received: 21 August 2017
Date responded: 1 September 2017

Information requested

All work conducted by the following companies on behalf of the Scottish Government, the dates of the work and the cost of each piece of work: (a) YouGov; (b) Survation; (c) ComRes; (d) IpsosMori; (e) ICM; (f) Populus between 01/01/2016 and 16/08/2017.

Response

To answer your request, we have interrogated the Scottish Government's finance system to identify payments made against any invoices submitted by the six named companies since January 2016. Note, however, that it is not possible by this means to identify cases where one of the above companies might act as a sub-contractor to another contractor, or where work is undertaken "on behalf" of the Scottish Government as part of a contract paid for by another organisation.

The list of invoice payments made to YouGov and Ipsos MORI during this period are listed below. There were no payments to Survation, ComRes, ICM or Populus during this period. These payments have been cross-referenced to specific contracts, together with the published contract award notice where relevant. Note that invoice values include VAT (but that contract award values are typically stated excluding VAT).

YouGov

3 invoices were paid in the period, as follows.

(a) Online Survey: Student Support Review
March 2017: £11,856
(b) Omnibus Survey: Collaborative Economy
March 2017: £3,780
(c) Survey: Revenge Porn
March 2017: £4,020

Ipsos MORI

62 invoices were paid in the period, as follows.

(a) Scottish Household Survey

A contract awarded in June 2011, with an award value of £8,009,695. For further details of this contract, see the Contract Award Notice at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=JUN094225

The following 16 invoice payments are associated with this contract in the period:

Feb 2016: £321,837.60
Mar 2016: £174,949.80
Mar 2016: £523,940.40
Jun 2016: £367,846.20
Aug 2016: £509,942.40
Oct 2016: £337,680.60
Nov 2016: £168,840.30
Nov 2016: £174,949.80
Dec 2016: £168,840.30
Feb 2017: £173,905.20
Feb 2017: £224,355.00
Mar 2017: £351,567.00
Mar 2017: £70,542.00
May 2017: £31,070.40
May 2017: £168,840.00
July 2017: £668,139.60

(b) Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) A contract awarded in August 2014, with an award value of £246,921. For further details of this contract, see the Contract Award Notice at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=AUG185026

The following 7 invoice payments are associated with this contract in the period:

Mar 2016: £16,904.40
Mar 2016: £16,904.40
Mar 2016: £56,496.00
Mar 2016: £4,440.00
Sep 2016: £41,407.20
Mar 2017: £25,356.60
Mar 2017: £24,000.00

(c) Scottish Crime & Justice Survey A contract awarded in September 2015, with an award value of £5,268,499. For further details of this contract, see the Contract Award Notice at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=SEP221786

The following 18 invoice payments are associated with this contract in the period:

Mar 2016: £113,157.84
May 2016: £73,552.60
July 2016: £73,552.60
July 2016: £73,552.60
Oct 2016: £73,552.60
Oct 2016: £73,552.60
Oct 2016: £73,552.60
Dec 2016: £73,552.60
Dec 2016: £73,552.60
Feb 2017: £73,552.60
Feb 2017: £73,552.60
Mar 2017: £73,552.60
Apr 2017: £100,961.28
Apr 2017: £73,552.60
Jun 2017: £65,624.83
Jun 2017: £65,624.83
July 2017: £65,624.83
Aug 2017: £65,624.83

(d) Behaviour in Scottish Schools (Survey) A contract awarded in December 2015, with an award value of £127,988. For details of this contract, see the Contract Award Notice at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=JUL249919

The following 4 invoice payments are associated with this contract in the period:

Mar 2016: £51,000.00
Mar 2016: £51,000.00
Mar 2016: £24,455.40
July 2016: £25,792.80

(e) Evaluation of the Impact of the Implementation of "Teaching Scotland's Future" A contract awarded in June 2015, with an award value of £89,137. For details of this contract, see the Contract Award Notice at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=AUG216429

The following 2 invoice payments are associated with this contract in the period:

Jan 2016: £26,740.80
Mar 2016: £34,242.00

(f) Evaluation of the "Caledonian System" Offender Programme A contract awarded in February 2016, with an award value of £44,996. The following 2 invoice payments are associated with this contract in the period:

May 2016: £16,198.80
July 2016: £37,796.40

(g) Scottish Public Opinion Monitor (Cyber resilience) Aug 2016: £10,800.00

(h) The Costs of Childcare Provision for Private Sector and Not-for-Profit Partner Providers

A contract awarded in August 2016, with an award value of £29,700.

The following 2 invoice payments are associated with this contract in the period:

July 2016: £14,256.00
Oct 2016: £21,384.00

(i) Research on the Drivers & Barriers to the Uptake of Early Learning & Childcare A contract awarded in August 2016, with an award value of £24,975. The following 2 invoice payments are associated with this contract in the period:

Oct 2016: £11,988.00
Dec 2016: £17,982.00

(j) Young People in Scotland Survey 2016 A contract awarded in September 2016, with an award value of £19,775. The following 2 invoice payments are associated with this contract in the period:

Oct 2016: £12,000
Nov 2016: £11,730

(k) Evaluation of the Scottish Baby Box Pilot A contract awarded in December 2016, with an award value of £37,000. The following 5 invoice payments are associated with this contract in the period:

Mar 2017: £7,400.00
Apr 2017: £7,400.00
Apr 2017: £7,400.00
Jun 2017: £7,400.00
July 2017: £14,799.98

(l) Evaluation of the "Moving Forward: Making Changes" Sex Offender Programme A contract awarded in February 2017, with an award value of £50,000. For further details of this contract, see the Contract Award Notice at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=MAR276586

The following invoice payment is associated with this contract in the period:

May 2017: £18,000

(m) Review of the Aberdeen Problem-Solving Approach A contract awarded in August 2017, with an award value of £35,000. No invoices have yet been paid in relation to this contract.

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Published:
4 Sep 2017
Work by YouGov, Survation, ComRes, IpsosMori, ICM, Populus: FOI release