Presentation on theme: "SINGLE POINT OF ENQUIRY An Advice and Enquiry service for suppliers to the Scottish public sector."— Presentation transcript:
SINGLE POINT OF ENQUIRY An Advice and Enquiry service for suppliers to the Scottish public sector
Single Point of Enquiry McLelland Recommendation 12.5 Suppliers need to have a single point of enquiry within Scotland to which they can address concerns and obtain clarification of decisions and procedure related to public procurement. There should be a designated point of appeal positioned within the Scottish Executive and authorised to address this need….
Single Point of Enquiry What is it not? Not a formal remedy - Courts or EU Not appeal or arbitration on disputes
Single Point of Enquiry What is it? Advice Issues Confidential & Impartial Focus on improvement Working with Centres of Expertise Procurement authorities
Single Point of Enquiry Ministerial support (PPRB) Business Org support Procurement authorities support Centres of Expertise support Supplier support *
Single Point of Enquiry Regular approaches for advice on process 35 cases with SPoE direct involvement All public sectors – large/small suppliers
SPoE cases arise from various sources Direct from Suppliers From Business Orgs Approaches to Ministers Legal firms
How does SPoE operate? Assess enquiry Buyer/supplier contact* Submit issues to SPoE SPoE contact with CoE/Buyer Broker resolution
Main issues raised Approved supplier lists Contract award criteria and procedures Proportionality and complexity of tenders Communication and feedback Retendering supply profiles
Outcomes Communication/feedback established Process clarified Process modified Contract retendered
SPoE report to be published on SPD website Further information: scotland.gov.uk/Toics/Government/Procurement How do I contact SPoE ? firstname.lastname@example.org Remedies consultation http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/06/030 95738/0
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