This section gives information on EU Directives and UK Regulations relating to Public Sector Procurement.
These apply to public procurement exercises run under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 ("the Procurement Regulations") from 1 January 2016.
The threshold values are relevant to all procurement exercises commenced on or after 1 January 2016 and are expected to apply for a two year period.
Once the forthcoming implementing regulations for the new EU Directives come into force, a further notice will be published detailing the applicable thresholds.
in 2016 there are a number of key changes to the rules on public procurement in Scotland, arising from:
Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN) 6/2015 Provides more detail
Regulations transposing the public procurement directive were laid in the Scottish Parliament on the 18th December 2015 and will take effect on 18 April 2016.
There are three further sets of regulations:
These will be laid in January 2016 and will also come into effect on 18 April 2016.
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