With most parts of Scotland now back in lock down, SDP have put together this short notice as a reminder of the procurement guidance issued by the Scottish Government in their Scottish Procurement Policy Notice's (SPPN) earlier in the pandemic. There are three main areas of guidance that still remain valid as of 17 February 2021: the on-going support relief that is available for suppliers, how to make the best of procurement resources, and procurement regulations.
Construction Policy Notes (CPNs) alert contracting authorities to new policy, guidance and other matters relating to public sector construction. The Scottish Government has published two new Construction Policy Notes.
New Construction Policy Note (CPN) 7/2020: Project Bank Accounts: availability and accessibility to subcontractors
The Scottish Government has published a construction policy note which reiterates Scottish Government policy on the inclusion of subcontractors in a Project Bank Account (PBA); and reinforces it in practice through a notice to subcontractors.
New Construction Policy Notes (CPNs) - Coronavirus (COVID-19): new projects and reopening public construction sites
The Scottish Government has issued two new Covid-19 Construction Policy Notes (CPN) relating to preparing for new projects and reopening public construction sites and guidance for contracting authorities on managing disputes and project restart.
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