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Public sector procurement in Scotland

Public sector spending on goods and services across Scotland, in areas such as health and education services, amounts to around £11 billion per year. Procurement guidelines govern the purchasing of these goods and services.


CIPS award winner logoPublic Procurement in Scotland aims to drive up procurement standards ensuring value for money for the taxpayer.


Latest procurement news

20 July 2017
New construction policy note

Our Construction Policy team have published a construction policy note containing interim guidance for site inspection and assurance on behalf of public sector clients.

18 July 2017
Sustainable procurement tools have been updated

The prioritisation tool and the sustainability test have been updated based on feedback we have received.  The changes have been made to simplify the process and improve outputs.

7 July 2017
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

This SPPN advises Scottish public bodies to exercise caution when buying from 'speculative framework agreements'.

4 July 2017
Sustainable procurement guidance now available

A range of supporting guidance has been developed to show you how to include the different factors of sustainable procurement into the procurement process.

3 July 2017
PCS summary report now published

The annual summary report covering 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 is now available on Public Contracts Scotland. The report also contains spend figures for 2015-2016 from the Scottish Procurement Information Hub.

30 June 2017
Visitors from Lebanon

Last month we welcomed visitors from the Lebanese Government.

29 June 2017
Scotland's first vertical indoor farm

We have played our part in helping an innovative collaboration get off the ground.

New case study published

Find out how a managed print service is now saving the University of the Highlands and Islands 21 per cent on their printing costs.

28 June 2017
Discovery phase for Disability Benefits

Supplier opportunity on the Digital Marketplace.

Our new national Office Equipment framework is now live

Our Office Equipment framework went live on 3 June 2017 and is for the supply and delivery of a wide range of office equipment, multifunctional devices, accessories and services at a discounted catalogue price.  

Five new marketing services frameworks have been awarded

The new frameworks are for creative services, public relation services, digital marketing services, market research services and events and video production services. The frameworks are available for all of the public sector.

15 June 2017
Keeping you up-to-date with the latest news

Find out more about the different news services in the Media Services framework and how it can assist your organisation.

14 June 2017
CIPS UK Awards 2017

West of Scotland CIPS branch nominated in two categories at this year's CIPS UK Awards.

9 June 2017
Nailing successful B2G eInvoicing

Scottish Government's eInvoicing solution has been recognised in the field as a leading example of 'how it's done'.

6 June 2017
Our Server Maintenance framework has reached its 2nd year anniversary

Find out more about our Server Maintenance framework and how using it could benefit your organisation.