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Defence Reform Act 2014

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24Reports on qualifying defence contracts

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(1)Single source contract regulations must require a primary contractor to provide reports relating to qualifying defence contracts to which the primary contractor is a party—

(a)to the Secretary of State or an authorised person, and

(b)to the SSRO.

(2)The regulations—

(a)must specify the matters to be covered in reports;

(b)must make provision about when reports are to be provided (which may include provision for the Secretary of State or authorised person and the primary contractor to agree when particular reports are to be provided);

(c)may make provision about the form of reports (which may or may not be electronic);

(d)may require a primary contractor to have regard to guidance issued by the SSRO in preparing reports.

(3)The regulations may provide for a requirement to provide a specified kind of report to apply, in the case of contracts of a specified kind, only at the request of the Secretary of State or an authorised person.

“Specified” means specified in the regulations.

(4)The provision under this section that may, by virtue of section 42(2), be made by the regulations includes different provision—

(a)in relation to contracts of different values;

(b)in relation to different kinds of contract;

(c)about the matters to be covered in reports provided at different times.

(5)Provision under this section does not apply in cases specified in the regulations.

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