FAQ - Why is ESPD (Scotland) different to the standard form produced by the European Commission?

The ESPD (Scotland) is only superficially different to the standard version produced by the European Commission.

We have made two types of changes. Firstly, to reflect language and terms in more common usage in Scotland. For example, ESPD (Scotland) refers to supported businesses, rather than sheltered workshops.

Secondly, to insert some sub-questions to reflect developments in Scotland. For example, we have added a sub-question which asks specifically whether the bidder has breached the Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010, because this is a mandatory ground for exclusion in Scotland.

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