Scottish procurement policy handbook

Rules and standards for public procurement. This document is under review and whilst it reflects general process, references to legislation may not be current. Please see the Procurement Journey for our latest guidance.

12 Health and Safety

The degree to which health and safety requirements are specified within procurement documentation will vary according to the goods, services or works being purchased. For example, particular health and safety legislation applies in the context of construction. The potential health and safety risks arising from a contract should be assessed on a case by case basis. Contracting authorities should ask suppliers to provide evidence to demonstrate that their organisation complies with current health and safety legislation and actively promotes and manages good health and safety practice. Where particular health and safety risks are identified, suppliers should be asked as part of the procurement process to provide information on the measures that they would put in place in response to the identified risks. Contracting authorities should monitor contracts to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements.

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