New policy note on procurement legislation in Scotland in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit
This Scottish Procurement Policy Note advises that the Scottish Government has proposed changes to public procurement legislation in case the UK exits the European Union without an agreement (a ‘no-deal’ Brexit). Specifically, it deals with:
- The Scottish Government believes that the prospect of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit would be highly damaging, but that we must prepare for it in case it happens.
- Much of Scotland’s public procurement legislation comes from European Directives. It contains references and requirements which will no longer make any sense if we leave the EU without a deal. These need to be changed.
- These changes would not fundamentally change the process of advertising and awarding public contracts.