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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 over £10bn 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.


We are continuing to review the content of our Procurement pages to ensure they are compliant with the new rules which took effect from 18 April 2016.

Latest procurement news

17 October 2016
Government of Indonesia visit Scottish Procurement

Scottish Procurement recently welcomed friends from Indonesia to share information and discuss all things eCommerce.

11 October 2016
New Scottish Procurement policy note - Procurement Strategies and notifying Scottish Ministers

Information on how a contracting authority should notify Scottish Ministers of the publication of its procurement strategy.

4 October 2016
GO Awards Finalists announced

Well done to all those through to the finals of the GO Awards Scotland 2016/17. One of our own teams is through to the final for the Sustainable Procurement award.

3 October 2016
New eInvoicing case study

Find out more about how East Lothian Council and one of their suppliers, Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO), benefit from using the Scottish Government eInvoicing solution.