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New Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN) - Coronavirus (COVID-19): recovery and transition from COVID-19

The Scottish Government has issued a new Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN) regarding recovery and transition from Coronavirus (COVID-19). This policy note is supplementary to and extends SPPN 5/2020 – supplier relief and comes into effect on 1 July 2020. The SPPN sets out guidance for public bodies on reviewing contract portfolios and implementing transition plans as soon as possible with a view to restarting contracts, where possible to do so, in line with the opening up of markets and the Scottish Government’s Routemap through and out of lockdown.

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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