Assessing the impact of the Procurement Reform Act

Closed 3 Oct 2023

Opened 29 Jun 2023

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The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 introduced duties on public bodies to consider how procurement could be used to improve the wellbeing of their local areas. That includes looking at the impact on the economic, social and environmental health of the area.

The 2014 Act also looked to make it easier for small businesses, third sector organisations and supported businesses to be a part of public procurement.

The Economy and Fair Work Committee wants to know if the Act is achieving these aims.

The Committee also wants to know what the experience of bidding is like since the Act, particularly for those it sought to open up the process to. We are particularly interested to know what the administrative burden for bidders is.

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We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language.

This call for views will close on 3 October 2023.


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