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The Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016

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89.—(1) A utility intending to award a contract or framework for the services referred to in regulation 88 (award of contracts for social and other specific services) must make known its intention by means of—

(a)a contract notice;

(b)a periodic indicative notice, which must—

(i)be published continuously;

(ii)refer specifically to the types of services that will be the subject of the contract or framework to be awarded; and

(iii)indicate that the contract or framework will be awarded without further publication and invite interested economic operators to express their interest in writing; or

(c)a notice on the existence of a qualification system, which must be published continuously.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply where a negotiated procedure without prior call for competition could have been used in accordance with regulation 48 (use of the negotiated procedure without prior call for competition) for the award of the contract or framework.

(3) A utility that has awarded a contract or framework for the services referred to in regulation 88 (award of contracts for social and other specific services) must make known the results of the procurement by means of a contract award notice.

(4) A utility may, however, group notices referred to in paragraph (3) on a quarterly basis, in which case it must send the grouped notices within 30 days of the end of each quarter.

(5) The notices referred to in paragraphs (1), (3) and (4) must contain the information referred to in the relevant part of Annex XVIII to the Utilities Contracts Directive.

(6) A utility must send the notices referred to in paragraphs (1), (3) and (4) for publication in accordance with regulation 69 (form and manner of sending notices for publication at EU level).

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