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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17606: Kenneth Gibson (Cunninghame North)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 5 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether companies bidding for public contracts a legally obliged to provide truthful information in bid submissions and, if so, what legal action a company and its directors should face if they do not.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 30 July 2018

Under procurement legislation, companies that have been found to have submitted false information as part of a procurement exercise can be excluded from further exercises.

Whether there are other legal consequences or implications regarding a bidding process would depend on the specific contract and the facts and circumstances applicable to that case.