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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE HAIL SUCCESS IN BATTLE TO IMPROVE SCOTTISH BUSINESSES’ ACCESS TO PUBLIC CONTRACTS

[ 30-09-2011 ]

Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, has welcomed moves to promote and enhance the Single Point of Enquiry, a resource conceived by the SCC-led Supplier Engagement Working Group and run by the Scottish Government as an informal service which businesses can turn to for confidential advice and support if they have concerns or questions about public procurement in Scotland.  

SCC Chief Executive Liz Cameron, who chairs the Supplier Engagement Working Group, said: 

“We are absolutely delighted that the Scottish Government have listened to our views and have implemented this recommendation. 

“The Single Point of Enquiry will provide an easy and fast mechanism for suppliers to have their issues and ideas heard and hopefully resolved.  Where necessary, the Single Point of Enquiry will take steps to implement any changes or improvements necessary to make the system customer focussed for all. 

“Public procurement remains a major lever to achieve our economic development growth plans, particularly for small and medium sized enterprises. 

“This will be a focus for business to assist our Scottish Government partners to implement improvements to the public procurement process that maximise the benefit to the Scottish economy.  Now we in the Scottish business community must work to make the most of this opportunity to champion change.”

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