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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 March 2017
We have published our largest ever contract opportunity for Supported Business

We have published our largest ever contract opportunity reserved solely for Supported Business, valued at £14.4 million.

22 March 2017
Care and support service guidance on the Procurement Journey

The updated Procurement Journey, containing the guidance for the procurement of care and support services, will go live on 24 March 2017.

20 March 2017
Cabinet Secretary visits an SME, Execspace – one of our framework suppliers

Derek Mackay visited Execspace, an SME supplier on one of our Travel Services framework, last month to find out more about what being on a public sector framework means to them.

14 March 2017
What can digital conferencing do for you?

Join the first in a series of webinars looking at how our Digital Conferencing Services framework can benefit your organisation.

9 March 2017
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Guidance on the provisions for adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been published.

2 March 2017
Procurement Journey update - care and support services guidance

The Procurement Journey will soon contain the guidance on the procurement of care and support services.

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.