A survey has revealed that almost half of Scotland’s contracting authorities (with large procurement budgets) are not compliant with their statutory supply chain payment requirements. Recent public sector procurement rules demand contracting authorities ensure prompt payment (30 days) through the entire supply chain (not just tier one), and declare in their procurement strategies how they intend to do so, but only one-third have been found to be compliant in a recent sample. The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group Scotland has called on the Government to improve supply chain payments delays. More information on Scottish Construction Now!
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