The Scottish Government intends to bring forward a Bill to further improve public procurement in Scotland. The Procurement Reform Bill will establish a national legislative framework for sustainable public procurement that supports Scotland's economic growth by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits, supporting innovation and promoting processes and systems which are transparent, streamlined, standardised, proportionate, fair and business-friendly.
From 10 August to 2 November 2012 the Scottish Government consulted on a wide range of issues in relation to the procurement process. Many of these issues had been identified through discussion with our stakeholders in the wider public, private, third and community sectors.
The response has been strong with a total of 251 consultation responses received; 48 from individuals and 203 from organisations.
On 25 January 2013, the Scottish Government published a report and summary on the analysis of consultation responses received. The non confidential responses are also available and these can be found in the Scottish Government Publications section.
Findings from the analysis of responses will be considered along with other available evidence to help inform development of the Bill.