About the Inquiry
Under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (‘2014 Act’), public bodies are required by law to consider how their procurement activity can be used to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of their area and how they will facilitate the involvement of SMEs, third sector and supported businesses and promote innovation.
The 2014 Act is just one part of the legislative framework covering procurement in Scotland. The Act created a legal framework for contracts below the EU thresholds, complementing regulations derived from EU directives on procurement.
The Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee has heard evidence about the key role of public procurement in the Scottish economy and has agreed to carry out post-legislative scrutiny of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act (2014) (‘the 2014 Act’).
The Committee launched its call for views on Friday 9 October 2020. The deadline for submitting evidence is 18 December 2020.