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Question reference: S6W-03768

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 14 October 2021
  • Current status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 11 November 2021


To ask the Scottish Government on what basis it considers the contract awarded to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the design of the National Care Service to be legally competent, in light of the Contract Award Notice reportedly being “sent for publication” after the expiry of the Framework Agreement.


The PricewaterhouseCoopers contract was awarded to provide recommendations for the National Care Service design authority programme management structure which will support the proposals for community health and social care outlined in the National Care Service consultation.

The contract was awarded on 2 September 2021 in accordance with the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Management Consultancy Framework 2 (RM6008) terms with the Contract Award Notice.