Open Government Partnership Scottish National Action Plan 2016-17
As part of our Financial Transparency commitments, we will:
Develop an open contracting strategy to support the publication of procurement and commercial reporting information in a manner that is accessible to all, while taking advantage of developing data standards.
There are also a number of pieces of legislation which require the Scottish Government to publish information:
- EU INSPIRE Directive
- EU Directive on the re-use of Public Sector Information (PSI Directive)
- Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
- The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Recent procurement legislation has also increased the obligations on all public bodies to publish procurement information. This includes the requirements contained within:
Code of Practice and Strategy
The Scottish Ministers' Code of Practice recommends that, as a matter of best practice, we should publish information related to the transparency of public funds and demonstrable diligence in managing contractors to ensure best value for money. This includes how much money is being spent and with whom, any cost benefit analysis that has been undertaken and suitable checks and balances are in place to ensure proper monitoring of project performance.