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Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

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Publication of notices on Public Contracts website

22Public Contracts website

(1)The Scottish Ministers must establish and maintain a website (the “Public Contracts website”) for the purpose of publicising, in relation to regulated procurements—

(a)the seeking of offers, and

(b)the award of contracts.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may use the Public Contracts website for such other purposes as they consider appropriate.

23Publication of contract notices and award notices

(1)A contracting authority must publicise its intention to seek offers as part of a regulated procurement on the Public Contracts website.

(2)A contracting authority must publicise the award of a contract under a regulated procurement on the Public Contracts website.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make further provision about publication under this section.

(4)The regulations may, in particular, make provision—

(a)requiring the duties under subsection (1) and (2) to be complied with within a specified period,

(b)providing that, in relation to regulated procurements of a specified description—

(i)the duty in subsection (1) or (2) need not be complied with, or

(ii)the duty need only be complied with in specified circumstances,

(c)specifying the information that must be publicised,

(d)providing that a contracting authority may withhold information from publication in specified circumstances.

(5)In subsection (4), “specified” means specified in the regulations.

(6)In this Act—

  • “contract notice” means the information published in accordance with subsection (1),

  • “award notice” means the information published in accordance with subsection (2).

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