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Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 6 – Framework agreements and call-off contracts

15.This section applies provisions of the Act to framework agreements and to call-off contracts. It provides a definition of framework agreement and call-off contract. Subsection (2)(a) provides that for the purposes of the Act frameworks are to be regarded as a “public contract” (see section 3) and therefore the provisions of the Act apply to them. By virtue of subsection (2)(b), some specific provisions will not apply to a regulated procurement in so far as it relates to a call-off contract, being a contract entered into pursuant to a framework agreement. The provisions that will not apply to call-off contracts are section 8(2) (sustainable procurement duty), section 11 (supported businesses), section 23(1) (publication of intention to seek offers on the Public Contracts website) and section 27 (exclusion of economic operators).

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