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The Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016

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113.—(1) Notwithstanding paragraphs (3) and (4) of regulation 1, nothing in the provisions commenced by those paragraphs affect—

(a)any procurement or design contest that has commenced before the dates respectively mentioned in those paragraphs; or

(b)any contract awarded as a result of such procurement or following such contest.

(2) For that purpose, a procurement or design contest has commenced before the dates mentioned if, before such date—

(a)a contract notice or, as the case may be, contest notice, has been sent to the Official Journal in accordance with regulation 69 (form and manner of sending notices for publication at EU level) in order to invite offers or requests to be selected to tender for or to negotiate in respect of a proposed contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system;

(b)where a periodic indicative notice has been sent to the Official Journal, in which case the contract award procedure that has commenced is the procedure for the award of any proposed contract the intention to award which was indicated in the notice, but only if the requirements in regulation 65(3)(a) to (c) (periodic indicative notices) are satisfied;

(c)the utility has dispatched any form of advertisement seeking offers or expressions of interest in a proposed contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system; or

(d)the utility has contacted any economic operator in order to—

(i)seek expressions of interest or offers in respect of a proposed contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system; or

(ii)respond to an unsolicited expression of interest or offer received from that economic operator in relation to a proposed contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system.

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