Scotland reviews construction contracts

4 October 2012 The Scottish government has announced a “root and branch” review into the way it procures public construction contracts.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched the review, which will seek to streamline construction-related procurement practices across the public sector.

“Scotland’s public sector spends over £2bn per annum on construction related contracts,” she said. “The review will examine how we can improve the impact of this spending on Scotland’s economic growth and on the quality of Scotland’s built environment.”

Former KPMG partner Robin Crawford will chair the review, supported by Ken Lewandowski, former chairman of the Clydesdale Bank Financial Solution Centres in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The review is expected to be completed next summer.

Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, Nicola Sturgeon, will be speaking at Partnerships Bulletin’s Financing Scottish Infrastructure event on 25 October. For more information, click here.

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