You asked

​Please could you share a copy of the contract(s) with IQVIA for their work on your 2020 Covid-19 Infection Survey.

We said

Thank you for your request.

Please see the downloads accompanying our response, which provide a copy of the Contract for COVID-19 Infection Survey Services and annexes.

Personal names and contact details have been redacted in line with Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), as these constitute personal data.

Some information has also been redacted under Section 43 of the FOIA, as this would prejudice the commercial interests of a third party.

This exemption is subject to a public interest test. Whilst we recognise the desirability of information being freely available, we also acknowledge the importance of maintaining the trust the companies we work with. The release of this data may compromise our relationship with the company in question, which would likely render them to be unwilling to provide us with data or work with us in the future. In turn, this would impact our ability to produce statistics, which are in the public good and are essential in the formulation of government policy. As a result, the protection of the company's commercial interests outweighs the public interest in the release of this information, in this case.