Scottish Auditor General Robert Black was called in after Reliance, who won the seven-year £126m outsourcing contract, admitted responsibility for 12 of 23 prisoners released in error from the Glasgow court system earlier this year.
He revealed that of three companies left in the running, Reliance came out worst in a technical evaluation. But the company was cheapest on cost and judged best value overall.
The report nevertheless found SPS had followed procurement regulations in the tendering process and is actively monitoring the company’s performance.
New growth opportunities in Aberdeen, North East Scotland, are being invested in by Grant Thornton
If businesses do not take cyber security seriously in their business planning regulators may do it for them, the ICAEW has warned
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
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