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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 390

Public Procurement

The Cleaner Road Transport Vehicles (Scotland) Regulations 2010

Made

8th November 2010

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

10th November 2010

Coming into force

4th December 2010

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of, and paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to, the European Communities Act 1972(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

These Regulations make provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and it appears to the Scottish Ministers that it is expedient for the references to certain EU instruments in these Regulations to be construed as references to those instruments as amended from time to time.

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Cleaner Road Transport Vehicles (Scotland) Regulations 2010 and come into force on 4th December 2010.

(2) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“contracting authority” means a contracting authority as defined in regulation 3 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006(2);

“contracting entity” means a utility as defined in regulation 3 of the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006(3);

“Directive 2009/33/EC” means Directive 2009/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles(4);

“operator” means an operator for the discharge of public service obligations under a public service contract within the meaning of Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No. 1370/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on public passenger transport services by rail and by road(5), as amended from time to time, the value of which is not less than the threshold, applicable to that contract, as defined in regulation 8 of the Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2006 or regulation 11 of the Utilities Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2006;

“road transport vehicle” means a vehicle in the vehicle categories listed in Table 3 of the Annex to Directive 2009/33/EC.

Scope of these Regulations

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), these Regulations apply to contracts for the purchase of road transport vehicles by contracting authorities, contracting entities or operators.

(2) These Regulations do not apply to contracts for the purchase of road transport vehicles that are set out in Article 2(3) of Directive 2007/46/EC on establishing a framework for the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles(6), as amended from time to time, provided those vehicles are not subject to type approval or individual approval.

Purchase of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles

4.—(1) Any contracting authority, contracting entity or operator when purchasing road transport vehicles must take into account the operational lifetime energy and environmental impacts referred to in paragraph (2) in respect of the vehicle to be purchased.

(2) The operational lifetime energy and environmental impacts include—

(a)energy consumption;

(b)emissions of—

(i)carbon dioxide;

(ii)oxides of nitrogen;

(iii)non-methane hydrocarbons; and

(iv)particulate matter.

(3) The contracting authority, contracting entity or operator may also take into account other relevant environmental impacts.

(4) The contracting authority, contracting entity or operator must satisfy the requirements of paragraph (1) by applying one of the options set out in paragraph (5).

(5) The options are—

(a)setting technical specifications for energy and environmental performance in the documentation for the purchase of road transport vehicles for the impacts listed in paragraph (2), together with any additional environmental impacts being considered by virtue of paragraph (3);

(b)including energy and environmental impacts in the purchase decision by—

(i)including these impacts as award criteria where a procurement procedure is applied; or

(ii)applying the methodology prescribed in regulation 5 to convert these impacts into monetary values for inclusion in the purchase decision.

Methodology for the calculation of operational lifetime costs

5.  For the purpose of regulation 4(5)(b)(ii), the operational lifetime costs for the matters identified in regulation 4(2) are to be monetised and calculated by using the methodology set out in Article 6 to Directive 2009/33/EC.

Enforcement of duties

6.—(1) For the purposes of ensuring compliance with the requirements of these Regulations—

(a)Part 9 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 has effect—

(i)in relation to a contracting authority and an operator as it has effect in relation to a contracting authority for the purposes of ensuring compliance with the requirements of those Regulations; and

(ii)as if any reference in that Part to an economic operator included a reference to an operator; and

(b)Part 9 of the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 has effect—

(i)in relation to a contracting entity and an operator as it has effect in relation to a utility for the purposes of ensuring compliance with the requirements of those Regulations; and

(ii)as if any reference in that Part to an economic operator included a reference to an operator.

STEWART STEVENSON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

8th November 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations implement, for Scotland, Directive 2009/33/EC (“the Directive”) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23rd April 2009 on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles (O.J. L 120, 15.5.2009, p.5).

Regulation 2 defines terms used in the Regulations.

Regulation 3(1) specifies the authorities to which the Regulations will apply when contracting to purchase motor vehicles. Regulation 3(2) provides that the Regulations will not apply to certain categories of vehicles that are not subject to type approval or individual approval.

Regulation 4 sets out the obligation imposed on authorities when purchasing motor vehicles. The authorities are required to take into account operational lifetime energy and environmental impacts (set out in regulation 4(2)). Such impacts must be included in the purchasing decision either by way of award criteria (where a procurement procedure is used) or by applying a prescribed methodology to calculate the monetary values of the impacts for inclusion in the decision (regulation 4(4) to (5)).

Regulation 5 prescribes the methodology for the calculation of the operational lifetime costs by way of cross reference to Article 6 of the Directive.

Regulation 6 cross-refers to Part 9 in the Public Contracts Regulations (Scotland) 2006 and the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 respectively to ensure compliance with the requirements imposed under the Directive.

A Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment and Transposition Note have been prepared and placed in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre. Copies may be obtained from the Scottish Government, Transport Policy Directorate, Transport Scotland, Area 2D North, Victoria Quay, EH6 6QQ, and online at www.legislation.gov.uk.

A copy of Directive 2009/33/EC may be obtained from the Stationary Office or viewed in the Official Journal of the European Union via the EU website at http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex.

(1)

1972 c.68. Section 2(2) was amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46), Schedule 8, paragraph 15(3) and section 27 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51). Paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 was inserted by section 28 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 and amended by Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7). The functions conferred upon the Minister of the Crown under section 2(2) in so far as within devolved competence, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998.

(2)

S.S.I. 2006/1; amended by S.I. 2007/2157 and S.S.I. 2007/565, and 2008/94, 291, 376 and 2009/428 and 439. Regulation 3 implements Article 2(1)(a) of Directive 2004/17/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council coordinating the procurement procedures of the entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sector (O.J. L 134, 30.4.2004, p.1 as amended by (EC) No. 81/2009 (O.J. L 216, 20.8.2009, p.76), Regulation (EC) No. 1177/2009 (O.J. L 314, 1.12.2009, p.64)) and Article 1(9) of Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts (O.J. L 134, 30.4.2004, p.114), as amended by Regulation (EC) No. 81/2009 (O.J. L 216, 20.8.2009, p.76) and Regulation (EC) No. 1177/2009 (O.J. L 314, 1.12.2009, p.64)).

(3)

S.S.I. 2006/2; amended by S.I. 2007/2157 and S.S.I. 2007/565 and 2008/94, 291 and 376 and 2009/428 and 439. Regulation 3 implements Article 2(2) of Directive 2004/17/EC.

(4)

O.J. L 120, 15.5.2009, p.9.

(5)

O.J. L 315, 3.12.2007, p.6.

(6)

O.J. L 263, 9.10.2007, p.1.

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