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Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014


Section 41 – The Directive, Public Contracts Regulations and EU-regulated procurements

81.This section provides definitions of these terms as used in the Act. Section 41(2) gives the Scottish Ministers the power to amend the definition of “the Directive” in the Act to take account of any new or subsequent EU directive relevant to this Act. It also gives the Scottish Ministers the power to amend the definition of “Public Contracts Regulations” in the Act to give the flexibility to take account of any relevant changes - for example to refer to an instrument that implements a new EU public procurement directive.

82.Section 41(3) provides that an order amending the definition of “the Directive” or of “the Public Contracts Regulations” may make appropriate consequential modifications to the Act.

Section 42 – General interpretation

83.Section 42(1) and (2) provide definitions of terms used in the Act.

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