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Social Partnership and Public Procurement (Wales) Act 2023

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41Procurement investigations

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(1)The Welsh Ministers may investigate how a contracting authority carries out public procurement.

(2)An investigation may relate to a specific public procurement exercise carried out by a contracting authority or to its public procurement activities more generally.

(3)The Welsh Ministers may, by notice, require a contracting authority to provide such documents or other information as the Welsh Ministers may require for the purposes of an investigation under this section, in such form or manner as may be specified in the notice.

(4)A contracting authority must—

(a)provide reasonable assistance to the Welsh Ministers in relation to an investigation;

(b)comply with a notice under subsection (3) as soon as reasonably practicable.

(5)After completing the investigation, the Welsh Ministers may—

(a)make recommendations to the contracting authority;

(b)publish a report of the results of the investigation;

(c)lay a copy of any report published before the Senedd.

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