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The Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016

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68.—(1) Not later than 30 days after the award of a contract or conclusion of a framework agreement, a utility must send for publication in accordance with regulation 69 (form and manner of sending notices for publication at EU level) a contract award notice on the results of the procurement.

(2) A contract award notice must contain the information set out in Annex XII to the Utilities Contracts Directive.

(3) Where the call for competition for the contract concerned has been made in the form of a periodic indicative notice and the utility has decided that it will not award further contracts during the period covered by the periodic indicative notice, the contract award notice must contain a specific indication to that effect.

(4) In accordance with paragraph (5), a utility must send for publication a contract award notice in respect of the award of a supply, service or works contract based on a framework agreement if the estimated value of the contract under the framework is equal to or greater than the threshold referred to in regulation 15(1) (thresholds) applicable to that type of contract.

(5) The utility must send such notices for publication in accordance with regulation 69 (form and manner of sending notices for publication at EU level) on a quarterly basis, within 30 days of the end of each quarter.

(6) In the case of the award of a contract based upon a dynamic purchasing system, a utility must either—

(a)send for publication in accordance with regulation 69 (form and manner of sending notices for publication at EU level) a contract award notice within 30 days after the award of each such contract; or

(b)group notices referred to in sub-paragraph (a) on a quarterly basis, in which case the utility must send for publication in accordance with regulation 69 (form and manner of sending notices for publication at EU level) the grouped notices within 30 days of the end of each quarter.

(7) A utility may withhold from publication information on the contract award or the conclusion of the framework agreement where the release of the information—

(a)would impede law enforcement or otherwise be contrary to the public interest;

(b)would prejudice the commercial interests of any person; or

(c)might prejudice fair competition between economic operators.

(8) In the case of contracts for research and development services, the information in paragraph (2) concerning the nature and quantity of the services may be limited to—

(a)where the contract has been awarded by a negotiated procedure without a call for competition in accordance with regulation 48(1)(b) (use of the negotiated procedure without prior call for competition), the indication “R & D Services”; and

(b)where the contract has been awarded by a procedure with a call for competition, information at least as detailed as was indicated in the notice that was used as a means of calling for competition.

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