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.

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Latest procurement news

13 April 2015
New multi-supplier Print & Associated Services Framework

A new collaborative multi-supplier Print and Associated Services Framework Agreement was awarded by Scottish Procurement.

8 April 2015
Director's Letter

Our first letter from new Director, Procurement and Commercial, at the Scottish Government, Ainslie McLaughlin.

2 April 2015
2015 Annual Procurement Capability Event

Over 70 delegates from nearly 40 central government non-departmental public bodies and agencies gathered in Glasgow on Tuesday 17 March, 2015 for the fifth Annual Capability Event.

eInvoicing now available across all public sector bodies

The Scottish Government has now made eInvoicing available to all public sector bodies in Scotland. This adds to the existing suite of eCommerce systems, or shared services, which uses technology to bring together all the steps involved in doing business with the public sector in Scotland and making this as easy as possible.

Raising your game!

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) President Babs Omotawa has announced his new theme in a quest to get procurement and supply the profile it deserves.

30 March 2015
Review of Public Sector Procurement in Construction - new website section

We have recently launched our new website section on the implementation of the recommendations of the Review of Public Sector Procurement in Construction.

24 March 2015
£4m site opens for supported businesses

A new facility with a combined workforce of 100 people, of whom 95 are disabled people, has been officially opened by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

20 March 2015
Supplier Development Programme launches series of procurement training webinars

Small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) and third sector businesses are now able to benefit from a series of free procurement webinars from the Supplier Development Programme (SDP).

19 March 2015
Consultation on changes to public procurement rules - have your say!

The consultation on changes to the public procurement rules in Scotland runs until 30 April 2015. If you have not already done so, we would encourage you to respond to the consultation.

16 March 2015
Smart phone app launched for buyers in public sector

A new online app has been launched making it easier for buyers in the public sector to progress procurement processes on the move, via their smart phones.

6 March 2015
New Director at Scottish Procurement

We are delighted to announce that Ainslie McLaughlin will take the role as the new Director, Procurement and Commercial, at the Scottish Government later this month.