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

2 November 2015
GO Awards 2016/17 - open for entries!

It is now possible to submit entries for the National GO Awards 2016/17. The deadline for entries is 5:00pm, 18 December 2015.

28 October 2015
GO Procurement Team of the Year Award (Other Organisations)

Scottish Procurement’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Collaborative Team were recognised at this month’s Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards.

22 October 2015
Training support for small businesses to share in City Deal

Small and medium size businesses in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area can find out from the Supplier Development Programme how they might share in over a billion pounds worth of investment being delivered through the City Deal.

14 October 2015
Addressing fair work practices in Procurement

From 1 November 2015, Public bodies will be required to consider addressing fairwork practices in public contracts.

8 October 2015
Keynote Speeches from the National Procurement Conference 2015

The speeches by Cabinet Secretary Keith Brown and SPCD Director have now been published online.

1 October 2015
Working with the Scottish technologies industry to transform digital public services

As part of the Digital Public Services transformation programme, Scottish Procurement ICT Team will be supporting the forthcoming event on 12 November 2015.

The National Digital and ICT Procurement Portfolio Plan has been updated

Scottish Procurement’s ICT Team has recently updated the National Digital and ICT Procurement Portfolio Plan.