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PART 1 SGENERAL

Citation, commencement and extentF2F3F4F5F6F7F8F9F10F11F12F13F14S

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) to (6), these Regulations come into force on 18th April 2016.

[F1(3) Regulation 23(1) to (7) (rules applicable to communication) comes into force—

(a)for the purposes of regulations 35 (dynamic purchasing systems), 36 (electronic auctions), 37 (electronic catalogues), 52(1) (form and manner of sending notices for publication at EU level) and 54 (electronic availability of procurement documents) on 18th April 2016;

(b)for the purpose of regulation 38(6) (centralised purchasing activities and central purchasing bodies) on 18th April 2017; and

(c)for all other purposes on 18th October 2018.]

(4) Regulation 60(7) (European Single Procurement Document: electronic format) comes into force on 18thApril 2018.

(5) Regulation 60(11)(b) (European Single Procurement Document: providing supporting documents) comes into force on 18th October 2018.

(6) Regulation 62 (recourse to e-Certis) comes into force on 18th October 2018.

(7) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

F21972 c.68. Section 2(2) was amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46) (“the 1998 Act”), Schedule 8, paragraph 15(3) (which was amended by section 27(4) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c.51) (“the 2006 Act”)). Section 2(2) was also amended by section 27(1)(a) of the 2006 Act and by the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (c.7) (“the 2008 Act”), section 3(3) and Schedule, Part 1. The functions conferred upon the Minister of the Crown under section 2(2), insofar as within devolved competence, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the 1998 Act. Paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 was inserted by the 2006 Act, section 28, and was amended by the 2008 Act, Schedule, Part 1.

F3OJ L 13, 19.1.2000, p.12, amended by Regulation (EC) No 1137/2008 (OJ L 311, 21.11.2008, p.1).

F4OJ L 340, 16.12.2002, p.1.

F5OJ L 108, 24.4.2002, p.33; last amended by Directive 2009/140/EC (OJ L 337. 18.12.2009, p.37).

F6OJ L 145, 30.4.2004, p.1.

F7OJ L 274, 20.10.2009, p.36, last amended by Commission Decision 2013/662/EU (OJ L 306, 16.11.2013, p.21).

F8OJ L 95, 15.4.2010, p.1.

F9OJ L 53, 26.2.2011, p.66.

F10OJ L 88, 4.4.2011, p.5, last amended by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 574/2014 (OJ L 159, 28.5.2014, p.41).

F11OJ L 316, 14.11.2012, p.1.

F12OJ L 94, 28.3.2014, p.1.

F13OJ L 94, 28.3.2014, p.65.

F14OJ L 94, 28.3.2014, p.243.