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Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 4 – Excluded contracts

11.Section 4(1), by reference to regulations 6(1) and 6(2) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, excludes certain specific types of contracts from the scope of the Act. A contract is also excluded where it is for the purpose of acquiring goods, works or services in order to sell, hire or provide them to other persons, where the contracting authority will not have an exclusive right to sell, hire or provide the goods, works or services, and the conditions on which the contracting authority intends to sell, hire or provide them are the same as or similar to the conditions on which another person could sell, hire or provide the same or similar goods, works or services as a reseller. Contracts that are for the principal purpose of undertaking research and development activity will also be excluded from the application of the Act.

12.Section 4(2) enables the Scottish Ministers to amend, by regulations, the types of contracts which are excluded from the scope of this Act. By virtue of section 44(2) such regulations are subject to the affirmative procedure.

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