Combined Shape Created with Sketch. !

Details of all contractors working for ASA Recruitment on IT & Professional Frameworks: FOI Release

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

FOI Reference: FOI/202300350459
Date received: 6 April 2023
Date responded: 3 May 2023


Under the Freedom of Information [Scotland] Act 2002 we formally request the information listed below in relation to the Scottish Governments Framework for the Provision of Interim IT Staff Services and Provision of Interim Professional Staff Services.

Details for all contractors working for ASA Recruitment on IT & Professional Frameworks:

- Job role or placement name

- Start Date

- End date


At the date of your request, the count of current contractors that met the criteria specified is provided in the below table.

Job role


Senior DevOps Engineer


Site Reliability Engineer


Communication Manager


An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party.

Because the instances of each role are so low, it would be easy to attribute the start and end date of the contracts to specific colleagues based on the title of the job role. These dates, and in particular the end date, are of biographical and decision-making significance to the persons in question, and as such we consider it to be their personal information.

As such, disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

About FOI

Social Security Scotland is committed to publishing responses to requests. The Scottish Government also publishes responses to requests. You can view the responses at

Sign up to our newsletter

If you are an organisation or individual who works with people who may need information or support on any of our benefits, sign up to our stakeholder newsletter.

We'll never send you content you haven’t asked for and you can opt out at any time.

Please enter a valid email address

Read our privacy policy