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A consultation on changes to the public procurement rules in Scotland

29 January 2015

The Scottish Government will publish, in the coming weeks, a consultation paper that describes, and seeks views on changes to the public procurement rules in Scotland.  These changes largely arise from three new EU Directives concerned with Public Procurement, Concessions and Utilities contracts and must be implemented into new Scottish Regulations by 18 April 2016.  The consultation also considers elements of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 that have yet to be implemented or further described in Scottish Regulations and Guidance.

Responses to the consultation will inform the development of secondary legislation, implementing the new Directives as well as secondary legislation and statutory guidance arising from the Act.  We are keen to capture as many views as possible and would encourage anyone with an interest, to respond to the consultation, once live, here on the Scottish Government’s website.