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13/05/14 09:56

Media Briefing - Tuesday 13 May 2014


The FMOS and FMSA welcomed journalists to the post-cabinet briefing.

FMOS said the Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games Shona Robison had updated the her colleagues on Commonwealth Games ticketing issues. FMOS said Ms Robison advised she is receiving regular updates from the OC and that it was welcome they were dealing unprecedented levels of interest in the Games. Ms Robison said the OC had given a guarantee that they and their ticketing agency will have these matters sorted as soon as possible and that all involved are working hard to achieve a successful outcome.

FMOS said the Scottish Government amendments to the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill will be discussed during the Bill’s final Parliamentary debate later today. She said these amendments will mean that companies bidding for relevant public contracts will have their willingness and ability to pay the Living Wage assessed as part of their bid, while public bodies will be required to explain what their living wage policy is in the procurement strategies that the Bill obliges them to prepare.