Scottish procurement law could increase third sector contracts

The Scottish Government has put its Procurement Bill before the Holyrood parliament, legislation which intends to make it easier for new, small and third sector companies to bid for public contracts.

The Bill will require public bodies to consider how their procurement activity can improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of local communities, http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Procurement-Bill-sent-to-Parliament-40a.aspx.