Economy and Fair Work Committee
Common Framework on Public Procurement
Letter from Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, 2 February 2022
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance wrote to the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee on 11 December 2020 with a summary of the proposed common framework on public procurement. I am now writing to share the text of the provisional public procurement framework with your Committee.
My officials, together with their counterparts in the UK Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive have been working jointly to develop this. The provisional framework has been confirmed by the portfolio Ministers of the four governments in December 2021. I am sharing this provisional framework for your Committee to scrutinise.
The provisional framework consists of a Framework Outline Agreement. Since the summary was shared with Parliament, it has been agreed that there be no separate Concordat, as one would duplicate information that is already in the Common Framework. Please find an updated cover page attached, with the Framework Outline Agreement included as annexes.
My officials are happy to provide any further information if that would be helpful. I am copying this letter and all attachments to Clare Adamson MSP, Convener of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee due to the Committee’s interest in the overall UK Common Framework programme.
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Annex A - Provisional Framework Agreement