Annex 6: Flowchart to Help Decision Making for the Continuation of an Existing Service
- A public body will want to consider the answers to all of these types of questions - and any other relevant considerations on a case-by-case basis - before reaching a decision about whether it needs to compete, or direct award, a health or social care services contract.
- There is no discretion for a public body to directly award health or social care contracts that are equal to, or greater than, the EU-regulated threshold of €750,000 and which are regulated by The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. See paragraph 8.8 for more details about the rules that apply at that level. A contract notice is required in all cases except where the circumstances described in regulation 33 of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 apply.