Date lodged: 20 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out regarding the impact of the recommendations in the report, Review of Scottish public sector procurement in construction.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 1 May 2018
The “Review of Scottish Public Sector Procurement in Construction” set out an approach to achieve better collaboration in design-led, efficient and public sector construction procurement and made a number of recommendations as to how this might be realised. These included one recommendation to strengthen the construction procurement policy function within the Scottish Government, and another to introduce capability assessments for contracting authorities. Together these will enable, among other things, the Government to monitor whether the implementation of the Review’s recommendations are having the desired effect, or whether further changes are required.