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

8 February 2016
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Changes to the rules on public procurement in Scotland arising from the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016 and the Concession Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

ICT Team nominated for Public Procurement Award 2016/17

The Scottish Procurement ICT Collaborative Team have been nominated as finalists for the GO Procurement Team of the Year in the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2016/17.

Web Conferencing Framework available for use by all Scottish public sector organisations

Web Conferencing can offer a real time, efficient and green alternative to face-to-face meetings.

4 February 2016
E-learning on Changes to Scottish Procurement Legislation launched

Scottish Procurement has today launched an e-learning reference pack which provides detailed information on the key changes to Scottish Procurement Legislation.

Changes to public procurement rules in Scotland Impact Assessments published today

The Final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) and the Final Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) used to help shape and inform the work to implement the new legislation, have been published today.

2 February 2016
Changes to Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and PCS – Tender

We are currently working behind the scenes to ensure that both systems are fully updated in line with the new Regulations.

29 January 2016
Making a Real Difference

In his first blog entry of the year, Ainslie McLaughlin reflects on the achievements of the procurement community since taking up the Director's post in 2015.