Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill


Stage 1 Scrutiny by the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee (lead committee)

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A Bill to enable provision to be made for the procedures relating to the award of public contracts by certain authorities and to require certain authorities to produce procurement strategies and annual reports. The Bill aims to establish a national legislative framework for public procurement that supports Scotland’s economic growth.

The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced in Parliament on 3 October 2013 by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, and was subsequently referred to this Committee as the lead committee for Stage 1 scrutiny by the Parliamentary Bureau on 9 October 2013.  


The Committee issued its call for evidence on Friday 11 October 2013, which closed on 29 November 2013.

Oral evidence was taken throughout November and December, with the final session on 11 December with the Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities.

Written evidence

Supplementary written evidence

Oral evidence

Work By Other Committees


Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1 Report (1.21MB pdf)


Stage 3 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill was debated and passed on 13 May 2014.

See Official Report

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