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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 logoProcurement Reform 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

22 August 2016
GO Awards Scotland – less than 4 weeks left to enter!

The deadline for entries for the GO Awards Scotland 2016/17 is now less than four weeks away!

18 August 2016
10 Years of Procurement Reform - Jim Miller

Jim Miller, Strategic Sourcing Director, NHS National Service Scotland gives his views on how public procurement has changed over the last decade.

11 August 2016
Review of Scottish Public Sector Procurement in Construction

Scottish Procurement invites you to attend our latest series of briefing events across Scotland.

27 July 2016
CIPS Skills programme launch

CIPS have recently launched a skills programme in respond to demand for this type of event following branch surveys.

ICT Products portfolio refresh

After an intensive period of activity, the ICT Products Procurement team has completely refreshed its portfolio with six  separate framework agreements.

P2P Roadshows

Slides, updates and information from Purchase to Pay (P2P) Roadshows in June and July.

20 July 2016
10 Years of Procurement Reform in Scotland

Angus Warren, Chief Executive, Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) gives his views on how procurement has changed over the last decade.