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.

17 Gateway Review

For those parts of the public sector subject to the Scottish Public Finance Manual ( SPFM), the Construction Procurement Manual also applies. The Major Investment section of the SPFM and the Construction Procurement Manual both provide mandatory policy and procedures in respect of the Gateway Review of capital projects. Further guidance on Gateway Review is available from the Scottish Government's Centre of Expertise for Programme, Policy and Project Delivery:

In the case of public bodies, including local authorities, which are not subject to the Scottish Public Finance Manual, they should incorporate in their projects (particularly those considered by them to be highly complex or critical to the delivery of their business and services) review or assurance processes at key decision stages, conducted independently from the project team.

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