The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 3 October 2013. The Bill and the supporting documents can be found on the Scottish Parliament website.
The Bill is a significant element of the continuing Public Procurement Reform Programme. The Programme centres on the Scottish Model of Procurement, which puts procurement at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery. It sees procurement as an integral part of policy development and service delivery. It is a simple concept - business friendly, socially responsible. Looking at outcomes not outputs, it uses the power of public spend to deliver genuine public value beyond simply cost/quality in purchasing.
The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill is intended to build on the work achieved so far in the reform of public procurement in Scotland. It will establish a national legislative framework for sustainable public procurement, ensuring that we maximise the economic benefit brought to Scotland from effective and efficient public procurement spend.
Contact the Bill Team for further information.