Public sector procurement in Scotland

Public sector spending on goods and services across Scotland, in areas such as health and education services, amounts to over £10bn per year. Procurement guidelines govern the purchasing of these goods and services.

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Latest procurement news

1 September 2015
Changes to the Standard Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

The Standard Pre-Qualification Questionnaire has been updated.

25 August 2015
GO Awards Finalists announced!

Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate are delighted to be shortlisted as finalists at the GO Awards. We would like to wish all finalists well.

24 August 2015
Travel Services Frameworks

Following the expiry of the voluntary standstill period, the Scottish Government’s Travel Services Frameworks were awarded on 24 July 2015 with a start date of 1 September 2015.

13 August 2015
Come along to the Supported Business Open Day

Only two weeks until the first Supported Business Open Day at RSBi Blindcraft.

10 August 2015
Implementing the EU Directives and Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

The non-confidential responses to the public consultation along with a report analysing those responses was published on 10 August 2015.

Launch of a dedicated online Digital and Technology Procurement Network

We are pleased to announce launch of a dedicated Digital and Technology Procurement Network. 

GO Awards – deadline for entries extended

The deadline for entry into this year's Government Opportunities (GO) Awards has been extended until 5pm on Friday 14 August.

4 August 2015
Implementing the new EU Procurement Directives and the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

We are currently finalising a report on the analysis of responses to the consultation on changes to the public procurement rules in Scotland.

29 July 2015
Supported Business Open Day at RSBi Blindcraft

The first in a series of Supported Business Open Days will be held on 27 August 2015 at RSBi Blindcraft.

28 July 2015
New Legal Services Framework awarded

Following the expiry of the voluntary standstill period, the Scottish Government’s Legal Services Framework was awarded on 21 July 2015.

27 July 2015
New and Improved online Procurement Journey

We are pleased to announce that the online Procurement Journey is currently undergoing improvements with an expected re-launch later this summer.

9 July 2015
Take part in the contract management benchmarking survey

The survey will provide feedback about how organisations are managing contracts.

7 July 2015
Positive impacts of procurement unveiled

Research demonstrates success of community benefits in public contracts.