Date lodged: 15 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how it promotes statutory quality (a) partnerships and (b) contracts to local authorities and their partners.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 27 September 2016
The Bus Investment Fund was designed to encourage partnership working and was weighted to favour bids which created or worked towards an SQP.
The Scottish Government continue to promote and highlight the importance of partnership working in relation to the transport sector. Guidance was published to encourage the use of both statutory quality partnerships (SQP) and quality contracts. Dialogue to improve and promote the uptake of these is on-going.