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Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Key concepts and application

    1. Contracting authorities

      1. 1.Contracting authorities

    2. Regulated procurements

      1. 2.Regulated procurements

    3. Regulated contracts

      1. 3.Regulated contracts

      2. 4.Excluded contracts

      3. 5.Estimated value of contract

    4. Framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems

      1. 6.Framework agreements and call-off contracts

      2. 7.Dynamic purchasing systems

  3. Part 2 General duties and procurement strategies

    1. General duties

      1. 8.General duties

      2. 9.Sustainable procurement duty

      3. 10.Guidance on sustainable procurement duty

      4. 11.Supported businesses

      5. 12.Contracts for health or social care services

      6. 13.Guidance on procurements for health or social care services

      7. 14.Other circumstances in which contract can be awarded without competition

    2. Procurement strategy and annual report

      1. 15.Procurement strategy

      2. 16.Joint strategies

      3. 17.Compliance with strategy

      4. 18.Annual procurement reports

      5. 19.Publication etc.

      6. 20.Guidance

      7. 21.Annual report on procurement activity in Scotland

  4. Part 3 Specific duties

    1. Publication of notices on Public Contracts website

      1. 22.Public Contracts website

      2. 23.Publication of contract notices and award notices

    2. Community benefit requirements

      1. 24.Community benefit requirements

      2. 25.Community benefit requirements in major contracts

      3. 26.Guidance on community benefit requirements

    3. Selection of tenderers and award of contracts

      1. 27.Exclusion of economic operators on grounds of criminal activity

      2. 28.Selection of tenderers

      3. 29.Guidance on selection of tenderers and award of contracts

    4. Technical specifications

      1. 30.Technical specifications

    5. Charges for participation in procurement process

      1. 31.Charges for participation in procurement process

    6. Giving of reasons

      1. 32.Giving of reasons to unsuccessful participants

      2. 33.Request for further information

      3. 34.Withholding information

    7. Contracts register

      1. 35.Contracts register

    8. Procurement of recycled and recyclable products etc.

      1. 36.Amendment of Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

  5. Part 4 Remedies

    1. 37.Actionable duties

    2. 38.Procedure and time limits

    3. 39.Determination by the court

    4. 40.Transfer of forum for proceedings to First-tier Tribunal

  6. Part 5 General

    1. Interpretation

      1. 41.Public Contracts Regulations and Higher Value Regulated Procurements

      2. 42.General interpretation

    2. Final provisions

      1. 43.Ancillary provision

      2. 44.Subordinate legislation

      3. 45.Commencement

      4. 46.Short title


      Contracting authorities

      1. Part 1 Scottish Administration and Scottish Parliament

        1. 1.Scottish Ministers

        2. 2.Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

        3. 3.Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer

        4. 4.Keeper of the Records of Scotland

        5. 5.Keeper of the Registers of Scotland

        6. 6.Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland

        7. 7.Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary

        8. 8.Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland

        9. 9.Her Majesty's Inspector of Anatomy for Scotland

        10. 10.Her Majesty's inspectors of schools (that is to say, the...

        11. 11.Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

        12. 12.Procurators fiscal

        13. 13.Scottish Housing Regulator

        14. 13A.Revenue Scotland

        15. 13B.Food Standards Scotland

        16. 13C.Scottish Fiscal Commission

        17. 13D.Consumer Scotland

        18. 13E.Environmental Standards Scotland.

      2. Part 2 Local government

        1. 14.A local authority

        2. 15.A joint board established by order under section 62A(1) or...

      3. Part 3 Others

        1. 16.Accounts Commission for Scotland

        2. 17.Architecture and Design Scotland

        3. 18.Audit Scotland

        4. 19.Auditor General for Scotland

        5. 20.Board of Trustees for the National Galleries of Scotland

        6. 21.Board of Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland

        7. 22.Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

        8. 23.Bòrd na Gàidhlig

        9. 23A.Boundaries Scotland

        10. 24.Chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland

        11. 25.Children's Hearings Scotland

        12. 26.Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland

        13. 27.Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland

        14. 28.Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service

        15. 28A.Community Justice Scotland

        16. 29.Creative Scotland

        17. 30.Crofting Commission

        18. 31.A Health Board (constituted under section 2(1)(a) of the National...

        19. 32.Healthcare Improvement Scotland

        20. 33.Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prosecution in Scotland

        21. 34.Highlands and Islands Enterprise

        22. 34A.Historic Environment Scotland.

        23. 35.Lands Tribunal for Scotland

        24. 36.Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland

        25. 37.Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

        26. 38.National Library of Scotland

        27. 39.A National Park authority established by virtue of a designation...

        28. 40.Parole Board for Scotland

        29. 41.Police Investigations and Review Commissioner

        30. 42.Private rented housing panel

        31. 42A.Redress Scotland

        32. 43.Contracting authorities

        33. 43A.Scottish Biometrics Commissioner

        34. 44.Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

        35. 45.Scottish Commission for Human Rights

        36. 46.Scottish Court Service

        37. 47.Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission

        38. 48.Scottish Enterprise

        39. 49.Scottish Environment Protection Agency

        40. 50.Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

        41. 51.Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council

        42. 52.Scottish Information Commissioner

        43. 53.Scottish Land Court

        44. 54.Scottish Law Commission

        45. 55.Scottish Legal Aid Board

        46. 56.Scottish Legal Complaints Commission

        47. 57.Scottish Natural Heritage

        48. 58.Scottish Police Authority

        49. 59.Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

        50. 60.Scottish Qualifications Authority

        51. 61.Scottish Road Works Commissioner

        52. 62.Scottish Social Services Council

        53. 63.Scottish Sports Council

        54. 64.Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

        55. 65.A Special Health Board (constituted under section 2(1)(b) of the...

        56. 66.Standards Commission for Scotland

        57. 67.The Skills Development Scotland Co. Ltd (registered number SC202659)

        58. 68.VisitScotland

        59. 69.Water Industry Commission for Scotland

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