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Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Section 38 – Procedure and time limits

77.Prior to a supplier bringing proceedings under section 37 which may be brought in the sheriff court or Court of Session, the supplier must notify the contracting authority of its intention to bring proceedings and the failure to comply with the duties referred to above. The time limit for bringing proceedings under section 38 is 30 days from the day on which the supplier knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen, or such longer period of up to three months as the court considers appropriate. Extension of the period may be permitted by the court only if it considers that there is good reason for doing so.

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