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Scottish Public Sector: more needs to be done to improve supply chain payments

4th August 2017 On 18 April 2016 contracting authorities in Scotland with large annual procurement budgets became statutorily bound to declare (in their procurement strategies) how they intended to ensure 30 day payments along their supply chains. In the first of its kind the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group Scotland has surveyed contracting authorities (other [...]

Scottish Public Sector & compliance with Procurement Act (Report Sept 2017)

The Specialist Engineering Contractors' (SEC) Group prepared this short report based on a survey of Scottish contracting authorities (other than local authorities) using the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The survey was directed at establishing the extent of compliance with section 15 (5)(d) of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2017.  This provision requires contracting authorities [...]

2017-09-05T11:31:49+00:00 25 August 2017|Articles, Newsletters, Surveys - Scotland|

Help us gather evidence of late payment in Scotland

The Specialist Engineering Contractors' Group (SECG) Scotland recently met with Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, to discuss the issue of payment abuse. Following the meeting, the Minister expressed interest in payment security legislation for construction (possibly involving 30 day payments and protection for retention monies) and is keen to obtain examples of payment abuse. [...]

Report on a Survey of Payment Practices and Prequalification in Public Sector Construction in Scotland

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group Scotland represents the largest element of construction (by value) in Scotland. Its member organisations – listed on the front of this report – mainly comprise SMEs involved in various aspects of construction engineering from steel fabrication and lift installation and maintenance to mechanical, electrical and plumbing installation and maintenance. [...]

2017-07-25T17:27:38+00:00 23 April 2015|Surveys - Scotland|

Report on a Survey of Practices and Pre-Qualification in Construction Procurement in The Scottish University Sector

The Specialist engineering contractors’ (SEC) Group Scotland represents the largest sector of construction (by value) in Scotland. its member organisations – listed on the front of this report – mainly comprise SMEs involved in various aspects of construction engineering from steel fabrication and lift installation and maintenance to mechanical, electrical and plumbing installation and maintenance. [...]

2016-08-23T16:12:05+00:00 23 February 2015|Surveys - Scotland|