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SINGLE POINT OF ENQUIRY An Advice and Enquiry service for suppliers to the Scottish public sector.

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1 SINGLE POINT OF ENQUIRY An Advice and Enquiry service for suppliers to the Scottish public sector

2 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….

3 Single Point of Enquiry What is it not? Not a formal remedy - Courts or EU Not appeal or arbitration on disputes

4 Single Point of Enquiry What is it? Advice Issues Confidential & Impartial Focus on improvement Working with Centres of Expertise Procurement authorities

5 Single Point of Enquiry Ministerial support (PPRB) Business Org support Procurement authorities support Centres of Expertise support Supplier support *

6 Single Point of Enquiry Regular approaches for advice on process 35 cases with SPoE direct involvement All public sectors – large/small suppliers

7 SPoE cases arise from various sources Direct from Suppliers From Business Orgs Approaches to Ministers Legal firms

8 How does SPoE operate? Assess enquiry Buyer/supplier contact* Submit issues to SPoE SPoE contact with CoE/Buyer Broker resolution

9 Main issues raised Approved supplier lists Contract award criteria and procedures Proportionality and complexity of tenders Communication and feedback Retendering supply profiles

10 Outcomes Communication/feedback established Process clarified Process modified Contract retendered

11 SPoE report to be published on SPD website Further information: scotland.gov.uk/Toics/Government/Procurement How do I contact SPoE ? Remedies consultation /0


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