Date lodged: 13 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the Framework for Supported Factories and Businesses and whether a new framework will be launched after the expiry of the current agreement in September 2017.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 1 November 2016
Work is currently on going to determine the appropriate course of action on the expiration of the framework agreement. The Scottish Government is in discussions with stakeholders on how we best facilitate market access for supported businesses in line with the changed definition under the European procurement legislation and taking account of the legislative requirements within the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 which have come into force this year.