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Procurement consultation in Scotland


'Scottish ministers have outlined plans for a major shake-up of public procurement, including extending public benefit clauses and improving access for third sector bodies and smaller firms.


'Launching a consultation paper today ahead of legislation planned next year, Infrastructure and Capital Investment Secretary Alex Neil said the reforms would make Scotland's £9bn annual public sector spend work as hard as possible for the economy. For example, contracts could require provision of apprenticeships.'


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