Centralisation reforms of public procurement in the Republic of Ireland and Scotland

Synopsis: This Briefing Paper provides background information to the Public Accounts Committee, ahead of its forthcoming consideration of the Northern Ireland Audit Office’s (NIAO’s) examination of major capital projects in NI. It begins with a summary of current NI public procurement structures, before reviewing the current arrangements in Republic of Ireland and Scotland. A section on public sector efficiency is also included given the prominence afforded to savings figures in procurement reform publications.

Date: 03 March 2020

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