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The Authority has a responsibility to ensure that there is good governance and effective management of resources, with a focus on improvement, to deliver the best possible outcomes for the public. Duties are set out under:

- The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012

- The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

- The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

Best Value

The Authority is required to make arrangements which secure best value for policing in Scotland.

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Public Disclosure

The Authority is required to publish information on expenditure and certain other matters after the end of each financial year.

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Procurement reform requires larger spending contracting authorities to publish procurement strategies and annual reports to aid visibility of purchasing activities and to set out how procurement obligations are met.

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