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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

23 February 2017
Procurement and Commercial Training frameworks

The Scottish Government has two framework agreements for Procurement and Sustainable Procurement training.

22 February 2017
World Procurement Awards 2017

Our Collaborative ICT Procurement team have been shortlisted in two categories at the World Procurement Awards 2017.

15 February 2017
Implementing the Scottish Government eInvoicing solution

Watch the second in our series of videos giving an overview of the Scottish Government eInvoicing solution.

2 February 2017
Suppliers Charter and buyers guide to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

The suppliers charter and buyers guide for SMEs is no longer available on the website. The charter is now largely mandated in legislation and information from the buyers guide is available on the procurement journey.

18 January 2017
Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) Mentoring Project

Find out more about how the ZWS Mentoring project has supported Scotland Excel, the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body and the Scottish Government in three new case studies.

16 January 2017
Scottish Government Procurement Strategy now published

We published our Procurement Strategy in December. Find out more.

10 January 2017
Supplier guidance survey is closing

The survey will close Friday 13 January. Find out how to get involved.