Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill

A Bill to make provision about the procedures relating to the award of certain public contracts; to require certain authorities to produce procurement strategies and annual reports; and for connected purposes.

The Procurement Reform Bill has passed second stage in Scottish Parliament on 19th March 2014 and current draft includes some amendments that are in line with the University’s evidence on excluding contracts for research and development, and adding fair and ethically traded good into annual procurement strategies.

Amendments for stage 3 are being lodged.

Prior to the publication of the Bill, there was a public consultation on the proposed bill, to which the University responded.

The Bill completed Stage 2 of the parliamentary process on 19 March 2014. The University procurement strategy will be reviewed for implications as the bill becomes law.

Please visit these webpages for updates to the Bill’s progress through Parliament.