The University is a Public Authority within the meaning of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Consequently, even if a confidentiality agreement has been agreed, information in relation to this tender and all correspondence received may be made available on demand in accordance with Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Applicants should state if any of the information supplied by them in response to this contract notice is confidential or commercially sensitive or should not be disclosed in response to a request for information under the aforementioned act. Applicants should state why they consider the information to be confidential or commercially sensitive.
This will not guarantee that the information will not be disclosed in response to Freedom of Information requests but it will be examined in the light of the exemptions provided in the Freedom of Information Acts before a decision to disclose or not is made.