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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

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.

30 May 2017
Annual procurement report guidance and template published

Annual procurement report guidance and template now published via the Procurement Journey.

25 May 2017
Audit Scotland report: Principles for a digital future

Audit Scotland has published a new digital briefing to support public bodies embarking on ICT projects.

18 May 2017
Thinking about a new application for your organisation?

The application design and development services framework agreement delivers a range of application services from design and development through to deployment, and is available to all of the public sector.

17 May 2017
National IT Peripherals framework has been extended

If your organisation is looking for projectors, keyboards, desktop printers or a host of other IT peripherals, look no further!

16 May 2017
Scottish Procurement case study features in report on measuring social value

Scotland’s leading approach to sustainable procurement and community benefits has been used as a case study in a new report published by Carleton University in Canada.

Happy 2nd year anniversary to two of our national frameworks

Our Digital and Technology Services framework and Hosting Services framework have reached their second anniversary this month. Find out more.

10 May 2017
Digital Conferencing Services webinar

Find out more on the services, products and benefits of Digital Conferencing Services by participating in our webinar on Thursday 1 June.

9 May 2017
Sustainable procurement in action

Scottish Procurement colleagues volunteered to take part in one of our framework contractors' ambitions to plant 50 million trees across Europe.

4 May 2017
Cabinet Secretary speaks at Heads of Procurement 2017

Derek Mackay MSP delivered the keynote speech at this year's annual Heads of Procurement event.

Annual Procurement Report Template

An annual procurement report template is currently being developed and will be published in May via the Procurement Journey.

2 May 2017
Project Bank Accounts gaining momentum

We have launched a Project Bank Account (PBA) twitter campaign this week, marking six months since they became mandatory.

Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) - new guidance on open contracting

PCS has been updated to allow public bodies to apply the Open Government License to their data to make it more open and accessible.