03 May 2016
For some time now academics and legal commentators have reported on the fact that some price scoring formulas commonly used by contracting authorities are flawed, with the potential of breaching the most important EU procurement principles – non-discrimination and equal treatment of economic operators, transparency and proportionality.
09 February 2016
Does your business supply goods and services? Does it have an annual turnover of £36m or more (including turnover of any subsidiaries whether operating in the UK or abroad)? If so, then you need to produce a ‘Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement’ for each financial year to comply with the Transparency in Supply Chains provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
15 January 2016
New rules on public procurement in Scotland will take effect in April 2016. Public bodies (“contracting authorities”) and those who tender for public contracts should be getting up to speed with the changes now.
02 April 2015
Out with the old, and in with the new …..On 6 April 2015 the existing CDM Regulations will be replaced by the new CDM Regulations 2015. The new regulations introduces significant changes to the way that you will have to manage health and safety for works ranging from new builds and refurbishment projects to the more routine maintenance works that you carry out day to day on your housing stock.
05 March 2015
What’s GTA, Hitchcock and Irn-Bru all got in common? Strangely it’s the Forth Bridge, which yesterday celebrated its 125th birthday. bto’s Paul Motion was one of the lucky 250 to receive tickets to attend the Prince's Scottish Business Youth Trust event to climb to the top of the Forth Bridge.