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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17209: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much the Scottish National Standardised Assessments IT system has cost to introduce in schools, broken down by (a) initial and (b) annual running cost.

Answered by: John Swinney 21 June 2018

The Scottish National Standardised Assessments IT system was delivered on time and remains within budget. Costs have been broken down by (a) initial and (b) annual running costs:

  

SNSA main contract

Notes applicable

SNSA initial costs

Main suppliers development and initial implementation fee

£1,115,000

 
    

SNSA running costs (AY 17-18)

Main suppliers management fee and assessment fee

£3,390,509

1

    

SNSA running costs (AY 18-19)

Main suppliers management fee and assessment fee

£3,445,915

1

    

SNSA running costs (AY 19-20)

Main suppliers management fee and assessment fee

£862,329

1,2

    

Estimated contract completion cost

 

£8,813,753

3

Notes

1 . The cost of the assessments is assuming a 100% uptake of assessments for the full school role for P1, P4, P7 and S3 in academic year 17-18. Actual uptake is expected to be less due to absences, children with complex additional support needs etc.

2 . Year 19-20 is a part year as the 3 year contract term currently ends in October 2019. Three months (one quarter) of the full years management and assessment fee is estimated.

3 . Costs are not VAT applicable.