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The Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016

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54.—(1) Two or more utilities may agree to perform a certain specific procurement jointly.

(2) A utility shall be jointly responsible for fulfilling their obligations under these Regulations where—

(a)the conduct of a procurement in its entirety is carried out jointly in the name of and on behalf of all the utilities concerned; or

(b)one utility manages the procedure, acting on its own behalf and on behalf of the other utilities concerned.

(3) Where the conduct of a procurement is not in its entirety carried out in the name of and on behalf of the utilities concerned—

(a)the utilities shall be jointly responsible only for those parts carried out jointly; and

(b)each utility shall have sole responsibility for fulfilling its obligations under these Regulations in respect of the parts it conducts in its own name and on its own behalf.

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