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Publication - Guidance

Procurement of care and support services: best practice guidance

Published: 23 Mar 2016
Part of:
Public sector
ISBN:
9781786520432

Guidance for the public sector on procuring care and support services.

86 page PDF

4.3MB

86 page PDF

4.3MB

Contents
Procurement of care and support services: best practice guidance
Annex 6: Flowchart to Help Decision Making for the Continuation of an Existing Service

86 page PDF

4.3MB

Annex 6: Flowchart to Help Decision Making for the Continuation of an Existing Service

Flowchart to Help Decision Making for the Continuation of an Existing Service

  • A public body will want to consider the answers to all of these types of questions - and any other relevant considerations on a case-by-case basis - before reaching a decision about whether it needs to compete, or direct award, a health or social care services contract.
  • There is no discretion for a public body to directly award health or social care contracts that are equal to, or greater than, the EU-regulated threshold of €750,000 and which are regulated by The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. See paragraph 8.8 for more details about the rules that apply at that level. A contract notice is required in all cases except where the circumstances described in regulation 33 of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 apply.

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