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S5W-14397: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

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, how the "other public bodies" that are referred to in project bank account (PBA) guidance, are encouraged to use PBAs.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 21 February 2018

The Scottish Government implementation model for project bank accounts (PBAs) facilitates wider uptake alongside which there is a range of stakeholder engagement measures and events to encourage “other public bodies” to use them. Four such bodies have advised they each have one project for which a contract containing a PBA will be awarded in 2018. Their combined value is currently estimated at £22m. Others are considering the option of applying a PBA to projects due on site in 2019 estimated at £175m.