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Dr. Vivian Leacock Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate
ISBN 978 1 78256 800 1 (web only publication) DPPAS 14574
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Executive Summary Aim and objectives Scope of review and methodology Scottish and EU procurement reform policy contexts Key findings Conclusion
Chapter 1: Introduction and methodology Introduction Scope and structure of the evidence review Methodology Definitions Context setting and highlights from the evidence
Chapter 2: Policy and legislative contexts – Scotland, UK and EU The justification for procurement reform Scottish policy context - procurement reform in the context of developing sustainable, economic growth and public service reform Scottish legislation EU policy context
Chapter 3: Procurement reform: some developments in Scotland and the UK Procurement reform - some developments in Scotland and the UK Developing systems capability and data collection in Scotland Where do gaps and challenges still exist?
Chapter 4: Scottish Procurement Reform Bill Consultation analysis Key findings
Chapter 5: Key findings from the evidence Theme 1 - Public Procurement processes are transparent, streamlined, proportionate, standardised and business friendly Theme 2 - Making it easier for business, particularly, newer businesses, SMEs and the third sector, to access public contract opportunities and sub-contracting opportunities Theme 3 - Smarter use of public procurement to encourage innovation and growth Theme 4 - Taking account of social and environmental sustainability issues through public procurement Theme 5 - Dealing with inappropriate conduct and poor performing suppliers Theme 6 - Application and compliance
Chapter 6: Conclusion
Appendix One - Glossary of terms
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