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Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Publication of notices on Public Contracts website

Section 22 – Public Contracts website

46.Section 22 places a requirement on the Scottish Ministers to establish and maintain a website (the “Public Contracts website”), which is to be used by contracting authorities to publicise the seeking of offers and the award of a contract (which, by virtue of section 6(2)(a), includes a framework agreement).

Section 23 – Publication of contract notices and award notices

47.Section 23(1) and (2) requires all contracting authorities to publicise their intention to seek offers (contract notice) and the award of a contract or framework agreement (award notice) on the Public Contracts website.

48.Section 23(3) enables the Scottish Ministers to include in regulations, made by negative procedure (see section 44(3)), provisions about publication of this information. Subsection (4) details a list of particular, but not exhaustive, provisions that can be included in regulations in respect of publication of contract notices and award notices.

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