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The Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016

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Procurement covering several activities

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6.—(1) Where a procurement has as its subject a contract intended to cover several activities and includes an activity which is covered by Article 346 of the TFEU or the Defence and Security Regulations, regulation 25 (procurement covering several activities and involving defence and security aspects) applies.

(2) Where a procurement has as its subject a contract intended to cover several activities, a utility may decide to undertake procurement for the award of—

(a)separate contracts for the separate activities; or

(b)a single contract.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2), the choice between awarding a single contract or a number of separate contracts must not be made with the objective of excluding any such contract from the scope of (where applicable)—

(a)these Regulations;

(b)the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations; or

(c)the Concession Contracts Directive.

(4) Where a utility decides to award separate contracts under paragraph (2)(a), the application or otherwise of these Regulations to the procurement of each separate activity is determined by reference to the characteristics of such activity.

(5) Where a utility decides to award a single contract under paragraph (2)(b) the application of these Regulations to the procurement of the contract is determined by the activity for which the contract is principally intended.

(6) Where it is objectively impossible to determine for which activity the contract is principally intended pursuant to paragraph (5), the application of these Regulations to the procurement of the contract is determined in accordance with the following—

(a)if one of the activities for which the contract is intended is subject to these Regulations and another is subject to the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations, the procurement of the contract is subject to the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations;

(b)if one of the activities for which the contract is intended is subject to these Regulations and another is subject to the Concession Contracts Directive, the procurement of the contract is subject to these Regulations;

(c)if one of the activities for which the contract is intended is subject to these Regulations and the other is not subject to these Regulations, the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations nor the Concession Contracts Directive, the procurement of the contract is subject to these Regulations.

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