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Scottish Government Procurement Strategy 2017-2019

DescriptionThe Scottish Government Procurement Strategy outlines our policies on how we conduct our procurement activity and the priorities we have.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 29, 2016


ISBN 978 1 78652 690-8 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 85227

This document is also available in pdf format (288KB)


An erratum was published on 19/06/2017 at pdf page 14, section 4. Key priorities. Text has been updated to read: The Home Energy Efficiency Programme (HEEPS) contract is managed by Warmworks, a joint venture that includes a Scottish Contractor, a Scottish charity and a social enterprise.

The pdf and html have both been updated within the document to reflect this change.


Ministerial foreword

1. Introduction

2. Our vision, mission and role

3. Contracting activity

4. Key priorities

5. Policies
5.1 Our policy on applying community benefit requirements in our contracts
5.2 Our policy on consulting and involving those affected by our procurements
5.3 Our policy on paying the Living Wage to people involved in delivering our contracts
5.4 Our policy on making sure our contractors and subcontractors keep to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and any provision made under that act
5.5 Our policy on procuring fairly and ethically traded goods and services
5.6 Our policy on using contracts involving food to improve the health, wellbeing and education of communities in Scotland and promote the highest standards of animal welfare
5.7 Our policy on paying invoices in 30 days or less to our contractors and sub-contractors

6. Annual procurement report

7. Strategy ownership and contact details