Financial delegations from Scottish Ministers as at June 2018
Following written notification of the budgetary provision, the Inspectorate may incur planned expenditure subject to any restrictions imposed by this Memorandum, written delegated authorities and compliance with relevant guidance in the Scottish Public Finance Manual (SPFM). The relevant Scottish Government Finance Business Partner should be consulted where there is any doubt over whether guidance in the SPFM is applicable. However, as a general rule of thumb, if there is no obvious reason why the guidance should not apply then it should be reasonably safe to assume that it does.
The Inspectorate must notify the Director, Justice and the relevant Finance Business Partner immediately if it becomes clear at any time that an excess budget is likely to occur. Notification should also be provided as soon as it becomes apparent that the approved budget will be not be used in full.
Expenditure not proposed in the budget
The Inspectorate shall not, without the prior approval of the Director for Justice, enter into any undertaking to incur any expenditure not provided for in the approved budget.
Purchasing and tendering
The Inspectorate is required to comply with the Scottish Government and EU rules on procurement – set out in guidance within the SPFM.
Novel, contentious or repercussive proposals
The Inspectorate must obtain the approval of the Director for Justice before incurring any expenditure for any purpose which is or might be considered novel or contentious, or which has or could have significant future cost implications.
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