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 logoThe Public Procurement Reform Programme (PPRP) aims to drive up procurement standards ensuring value for money for the taxpayer.


Latest procurement news

24 March 2015
£4m site opens for supported businesses

A new facility with a combined workforce of 100 people, of whom 95 are disabled people, has been officially opened by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

20 March 2015
Supplier Development Programme launches series of procurement training webinars

Small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) and third sector businesses are now able to benefit from a series of free procurement webinars from the Supplier Development Programme (SDP).

19 March 2015
Consultation on changes to public procurement rules - have your say!

The consultation on changes to the public procurement rules in Scotland runs until 30 April 2015. If you have not already done so, we would encourage you to respond to the consultation.

16 March 2015
Smart phone app launched for buyers in public sector

A new online app has been launched making it easier for buyers in the public sector to progress procurement processes on the move, via their smart phones.

6 March 2015
New Director at Scottish Procurement

We are delighted to announce that Ainslie McLaughlin will take the role as the new Director, Procurement and Commercial, at the Scottish Government later this month.