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Changes to Scottish procurement legislation following the UK’s exit from the EU SPPN 5/2021

August 18, 2021 by No Comments | Category Procurement legislation, Procurement news, Scottish Procurement, Scottish Procurement Policy Note, video

We have published a new Scottish Procurement Policy Note SPPN 5/2021, to inform of changes to procurement legislation that have arisen from the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU).

In addition, following the UK’s exit from the EU, the UK has become a member of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) as a party in its own right.  Thus requiring technical changes to be made to public procurement rules.

All amendments have been technical in nature and have no significant impact on the application of public procurement rules.

The UK has also become party to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) with the EU, which has been implemented into UK law without any changes being required to procurement legislation.

Updates to the public procurement systems in Scotland have been implemented to ensure these are compatible with the relevant post-EU agreements and regulations.

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