The Scottish Arbitration Centre has been providing administrative services to the Office of the Convener of the School Closure Review Panels since its inception in January 2015. The work includes administering review cases on school closure consultations considered by the Panels. In June of this year, the Scottish Government began conducting a procurement exercise for the provision of these services.
The Centre submitted a bid to continue providing these services in July, and we are delighted that our bid was successful. The new contract started on 1 October and is for an initial period of three years.