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Current and projected Baby Box related costs: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/02557
Date received: 27 October 2017
Date responded: 24 November 2017

Information requested

You asked for

  1. A breakdown of all spending to date related to the baby box project.

  2. A breakdown of the total projected costs of the baby box project per year from 2017 until 2021.

Response

The answer to your question is:

1. Please find details of all spending to date relating to Scotland's Baby Box programme.

Baby Box Spend in Financial Year 2016/17:

APS Group(Scotland) – Baby Box Pilot £107,634.89

This amount covers the totality of the pilot exercise (including employee costs, service management, storage and delivery) as well as the costs associated with obtaining the necessary quantities of all items.

Design Dundee Limited £6500 – Funding for Baby Box Design Competition, mentoring, prize fund and student costs

Kantar TNS £31,500 – Baby Box Development Research

MacRoberts LLP £40,620.78 – In relation to legal advice concerning procurement of Baby Boxes

Scottish Booktrust £237.60 – Baby Book & Bookbug calendar for pilot Baby Boxes

Baby Box Spend in Financial Year 2017/18:

APS Group(Scotland) – Baby Box Full rollout £4,955,278.92

MacRoberts LLP £120 - In relation to legal advice concerning procurement of Baby Boxes

NHS Health Scotland £1361.15 – Distribution of Baby Box materials and printing costs

Scottish Government Procurement £51,143.50 – In relation to advice concerning procurement of Baby Boxes

Ipsos Mori £44,399.98 – Baby Box Pilot research

The Union £19,402 – Development of Baby Box leaflets, posters, videos

Progressive £4,543.56 - Evaluation of Baby Box & contents

2. Total spend 2016/17 - £186,493.27

Total yearly projected Baby Box related costs:

  • 2017/18 - £8 million
  • 2018/19 - £8.8 million
  • 2019/20 - £8.8 million
  • 2020/21 - £8.8 million

The value of the contract with APS Group (Scotland) is £35.3 million over the potential life of the contract (four operational years) equating to approximately £8.8 million per year. This is made up of the following costs: Baby Box contents, Distribution Centre Activity, Delivery Charges, Contract Management, Customer Contact Centre costs, Print costs, Operating Margin.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
30 Nov 2017
Current and projected Baby Box related costs: FOI release