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Scottish Statutory Instruments
28th March 2012
Laid before the Scottish Parliament
30th March 2012
Coming into force
1st May 2012
The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of their powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1).
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Public Contracts and Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 and come into force on the 1st May 2012.
(2) In these Regulations—
(a)“Public Contracts Regulations” means the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012(2); and
(b)“Utilities Contracts Regulations” means the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012(3).
(3) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.
2.—(1) The Public Contracts Regulations are amended as follows.
(2) In Schedule 1 (GPA Annex 1 Contracting Authorities)—
(a)for “Scotland, General Register Office” substitute “Scotland, National Records of Scotland”;
(b)for “Crofters Commission” substitute “Crofting Commission”;
(c)after the entry for “Scottish Law Commission” insert “Common Services Agency”;
(d)for “Special Health Boards constituted under section 2 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(4)” substitute “Health Boards and Special Health Boards constituted under section 2 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978”;
(e)before the entry for “the Office of the Accountant of Court” insert “Health Improvement Scotland”; and
(f)omit “Scottish Record Office”.
3.—(1) The Utilities Contracts Regulations are amended as follows.
(2) In Schedule 5 (Consequential Amendments and Revocations)—
(a)in Part A, in the entry regarding S.S.I. 2008/376, in column 3, for “the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006”, substitute “the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006”; and
(b)in Part B, in the entry regarding S.I. 2011/1848, in column 3, after “the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations” where it first appears, insert “2006”.
A member of the Scottish Executive
St Andrew’s House,
28th March 2012
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations correct errors regarding certain health and other bodies in Schedule 1 to the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and Schedule 5 to the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
1972 c.68. Section 2(2) was amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46) (“the 1998 Act”), Schedule 8, paragraph 15(3) (which was amended by section 27(4) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51) (“the 2006 Act”)). Section 2(2) was also amended by section 27(1)(a) of the 2006 Act and by the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7), Schedule, Part 1. The functions conferred upon the Minister of the Crown by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, insofar as within devolved competence, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the 1998 Act.
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