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Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 23 – Publication of contract notices and award notices

47.Section 23(1) and (2) requires all contracting authorities to publicise their intention to seek offers (contract notice) and the award of a contract or framework agreement (award notice) on the Public Contracts website.

48.Section 23(3) enables the Scottish Ministers to include in regulations, made by negative procedure (see section 44(3)), provisions about publication of this information. Subsection (4) details a list of particular, but not exhaustive, provisions that can be included in regulations in respect of publication of contract notices and award notices.

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