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PE01481: End to blacklisting in Scotland

Business Industry

Petitioner: Mr Pat Rafferty, Mr Harry Donaldson, Mr Harry Frew on behalf of Unite, GMB, UCATT

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 13 May 2013

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to conduct a full, independent public inquiry into the effects and extent of blacklisting in Scotland and for the inquiry to examine and determine which companies have been awarded public contracts, to investigate how to introduce ethical procurement policies and how to ensure that companies who continue to practice blacklisting are banned from tendering for future public contracts.

Petition History:

Summary:

11 June 2013: The Committee took evidence from Pat Rafferty, Regional Secretary, Unite Scotland, Harry Donaldson, Regional Secretary, GMB Scotland, and Harry Frew, Regional Secretary, UCATT Scotland. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the UK Contractors Group, CBI Scotland, the Scottish Trades Union Congress, the Information Commissioner's Office, COSLA and Construction Scotland. Link to Official Report 11 June 2013 (576KB pdf)

1 October 2013: The Committee agreed to refer the petition, under Rule 15.6.2, to the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee to consider as part of its scrutiny of the forthcoming procurement bill. Link to Official Report 1 October 2013 (477KB pdf)

30 October 2013: The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to consider the issues raised in the petition as part of the Committee's scrutiny of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill. Link to Official Report 30 October 2013 (402KB pdf)

28 May 2014: The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to write to the petitioners to seek their view on whether they believed that the terms of the petition had been met by action taken during the passage of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill. Link to Official Report 28 May 2014 (459KB pdf)

13 August 2014: The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government to seek an update on the preparation of procurement guidance on blacklisting and other matters related to the petition. Link to Official Report 13 August 2014 (430KB pdf)

5 November 2014: The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to close the petition and to continue to monitor the blacklisting issue as part of future scrutiny of  procurement related issues. Link to Official Report

Link to Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee's consideration of the petition

Link to Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee's scrutiny of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill

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