Date lodged: 6 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-12919 by Derek Mackay on 6 December 2017, by what date it will publish the annual procurement report under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 20 February 2018
The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 requires a public body with significant procurement expenditure to prepare an annual procurement report as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of each financial year.
These reports will form the basis of an annual report on procurement activity in Scotland to be published by Scottish Ministers. Financial year 2017-2018 will be the first full year subject to annual procurement reports under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.
Public bodies need to be given sufficient time to prepare and publish their individual annual procurement reports before the Scottish Government carries out a high-level analysis of these reports in preparation for the Scottish Ministers annual report on procurement activity in Scotland.