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Contract with OpenCell (FOI)

Contract with OpenCell (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 December 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Can you please tell me the following.


The date that the Government of Jersey signed a contract with OpenCell.


The length of the contract with OpenCell.


The number of swabs that OpenCell has processed. 


How much OpenCell charge per swab.



The date Government of Jersey signed the contract with OpenCell was 30 July 2020. 


The contract was effective from 15 September 2020 to 30 November 2021.


During the lifetime of the contract, Opencell processed in excess of 600,000 swabs.


Information is exempt under Article 33(b) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

Article applied

33  - Commercial interests

Information is qualified exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes a trade secret; or

(b) its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the scheduled public authority holding the information).

Public Interest Test

Whilst we accept that the public may have an interest in the cost of each swab, we believe that providing the details of these costs at this time, are commercially sensitive and that the release of this data could affect the negotiation of future contracts.

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