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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

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.

12 July 2016
FAQs - Changes to the Procurement Legislation

Have a look at the frequently asked questions that came up during the recent seminars on the legislation changes.

11 July 2016
New eInvoicing case study

Find out more about how West Lothian Council and TT Testing Ltd. are using the Scottish Government's eInvoicing solution.

7 July 2016
Scottish Government Terms & Conditions documents

The Scottish Government Terms & Conditions (SGTC’s) 1 to 4 have been updated to include a new clause ‘Security and Access to the Purchaser’s Premises’.

Scottish Procurement's ICT team host a Webinar on procuring office equipment

On 4 August 2016, Scottish Procurement’s ICT procurement team will host a Webinar which will examine procuring office equipment.

4 July 2016
Project Bank Accounts draft guidance published

We are looking for feedback on our draft guidance with proposals for implementing Project Bank Accounts in construction projects. Find out more.

28 June 2016
Submit your entry to the GO Awards Scotland

Has your team excelled this year? Why not enter one of the eight categories at this year’s GO Awards!

27 June 2016
Server Maintenance framework reaches 1st Anniversary

This month the Server Maintenance framework reached its first year anniversary of operation. Find out more about the highlights over the past year.

23 June 2016
Purchase 2 Pay Roadshows coming to Dundee and Glasgow

Public bodies are invited to attend one of our upcoming Purchase 2 Pay Roadshows. Find out more.

Digital and Technology Services framework reaches its first year anniversary

In May, the Digital and Technology Services framework reached its first year anniversary of operation. Find out more about the highlights over the past year.

21 June 2016
New purchase to pay (P2P) review pages

P2P reviews look at processes and systems used by public bodies and could highlight possibilities for change.

10 Years of Procurement Reform in Scotland

In the fourth of our series of articles, Scott Bell, Head of Procurement Reform Programme Integration Division, gives his views on how public procurement has changed over the last 10 years.

15 June 2016
Get involved in collaborative mini competitions

Are you interested in participating in a collaborative mini competition in Mobile Voice & Data Services or Fixed Telephony Services. Find out more.

9 June 2016
Help us shape the way we communicate!

We are continually improving how we communicate with you and we need your help. Give us your views by completing our short survey.

Hosting Services Framework reaches it's 1st Year Anniversary

Last month the Hosting Services Framework reached its first year anniversary of operation. Find out more about the highlights over the past year.

1 June 2016
Sustainable Procurement Duty and Community Benefits

The sustainable procurement duty and community benefit requirements apply from today, 1 June 2016.