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News Vault 2016

13 December 2016
Scottish Procurement Policy Note - Tax Legislation Change

Information about the UK Government’s forthcoming amendment to tax legislation, how it may impact on public bodies that engage individuals through Personal Service Companies (PSC) and how it may impact agencies that supply temporary staff.

8 December 2016
Haven Sign Factory awarded further contract

Haven Sign Factory will continue to be the supplier for the signage lot on the Scottish Government Supported Factories and Businesses framework.

5 December 2016
Visitors from Sweden

We welcomed colleagues from the Swedish National Agency for Public Procurement last week, who were here to find out a bit more about how public procurement works in Scotland.

1 December 2016
Suppliers, we need your help

We are reviewing the delivery and content of our current supplier guidance and we would like feedback from suppliers. Find out how to get involved.

21 November 2016
New case study published

Find out more about how our Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Team worked with Zero Waste Scotland to provide a new suite of frameworks for the supply of ICT client devices.

10 November 2016
GO Awards Scotland Results

Well done to all the finalists at last night's GO Awards Scotland. One of our suppliers, APS, jointly with Scottish Procurement were Highly Commended for the GO Best Service Award.

9 November 2016
Public Procurement Reform Programme Report published today

The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, Derek Mackay, announced the publication of the Public Procurement Reform Programme - Achievements and Impact Report at the National Procurement Conference today.

8 November 2016
Open Contracting in the Scottish Government

Scottish Procurement will ‎develop an Open Contracting Strategy which will help ensure that the public can identify who is delivering government contracts and how well these contracts are performing.

3 November 2016
Less than a week to go until the National Procurement Conference/Procurex Scotland Live!

Still time to register for this year's National Procurement Conference and Procurex Scotland Live 2016.

10 Years of Procurement Reform - Final Article

In the last in our series of articles Nikki Bell, Head of Procurement and Commercial Policy and Project Assurance, Scottish Government, gives her views on how public procurement has changed over the last decade.

17 October 2016
Government of Indonesia visit Scottish Procurement

Scottish Procurement recently welcomed friends from Indonesia to share information and discuss all things eCommerce.

11 October 2016
New Scottish Procurement policy note - Procurement Strategies and notifying Scottish Ministers

Information on how a contracting authority should notify Scottish Ministers of the publication of its procurement strategy.

5 October 2016
Publishing Print & Associated Services (PPDAS)

The way in which communications are delivered is changing. Find out how at our PPDAS roadshows.

4 October 2016
GO Awards Finalists announced

Well done to all those through to the finals of the GO Awards Scotland 2016/17. One of our own teams is through to the final for the Sustainable Procurement award.

3 October 2016
New eInvoicing case study

Find out more about how East Lothian Council and one of their suppliers, Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO), benefit from using the Scottish Government eInvoicing solution. 

23 September 2016
Guidance on Project Bank Accounts published today

Find out more about guidance on the implementation of Project Bank Accounts in construction contracts.

19 September 2016
ICT Stakeholder Engagement Events

Last remaining spaces left at our ICT stakeholder events in Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee.

New Postal Services framework awarded

Postal services framework available to use from 1 October 2016.

16 September 2016
Digital Conferencing Services framework

Scottish Procurement has recently awarded the Digital Conferencing Services framework which is available to Scottish public sector bodies.

14 September 2016
Scottish Government eInvoicing solution

To date, over 73,000 invoices have been processed using our solution. We continue to help suppliers and public bodies to implement eInvoicing.

8 September 2016
Changes to the Public Procurement landscape in Scotland

Find out more about the changes.

National Records of Scotland are looking for your views!

National Records of Scotland are looking for your views and information from the market place regarding the commercial requirements.

6 September 2016
Delegated Purchasing Authority – information and reference pack

A lighter-touch information and reference pack for those who are involved in lower value procurements (£50,000 to EU threshold), and who might not be so involved in procurement activity on a day-to-day basis has been produced.

Free tendering workshops

Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has launched a new series of free tendering workshops for 2016/17.

30 August 2016
Supplier brand name change - Maindec now MCSA

The single supplier on our Server Maintenance Framework, and one of the 14 suppliers on the DATS Framework, have now changed their brand name.

Project delivery event

On 23 August we held our second Project Delivery event of the year, focusing on change management and stakeholder engagement.

26 August 2016
Application Design and Development Services - Framework Award

Scottish Procurement are pleased to announce that we have awarded a multi-supplier framework.

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.

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.

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.

23 May 2016
10 Years of Procurement Reform in Scotland

In the third of our series of articles, Julie Welsh, Director of Scotland Excel, gives her views of how procurement has changed over the last 10 years.

Marketing Services Framework Agreements

The Marketing Services framework agreements have been extended. All Scottish Public sector bodies are eligible to access the Frameworks.

Recruitment Advertising and Public Information Notices Framework Agreement

On 6 April 2016, the framework for the Provision of Recruitment Advertising and Public Information Notices was awarded to TMP (UK) Limited, with a start date of 18 April 2016.

20 May 2016
Scottish Government electronic invoicing solution

A reminder of the Scottish Government's eInvoicing Solution.

19 May 2016
Scottish Procurement twitter reaches 1,500 followers

For all the news and updates from Scottish Procurement follow us on Twitter - @ScotProcurement

National Workstation Framework

The National Framework for Workstation Client Devices, has been awarded to XMA Ltd and started on 9 March 2016. 

UK & International Domestic Relocation Services Framework

A new Framework for the provision of UK & International Domestic Relocation Services has recently been awarded to HCR Ltd. 

Vehicle Hire Services Contract

The Scottish Government’s Vehicle Hire Services Contract was awarded to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ltd on 4 March 2016. 

16 May 2016
10 Years of Procurement Reform in Scotland

In the second of our series of articles, Paul McNulty, Deputy Director of Procurement Policy, gives his views of how procurement has changed over the last 10 years.

Sustainable Procurement Duty and Community Benefits reminder

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

Web Conferencing Services Framework expires soon

The Scottish Procurement Web Conferencing Services Framework with Intercall is due to expire on 10 June 2016.

11 May 2016
New eInvoicing video

The first in a series of eCommerce video guides, the Scottish Procurement guide to eInvoicing is now available to view via the eCommerce Youtube channel.

Meet the Buyer Event

The Supplier Development Programme is hosting their annual Meet the Buyer event on 2 June 2016 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh.

13 April 2016
Changes to Public Procurement rules in Scotland

Changes to the rules on public procurement in Scotland come into force on 18 April 2016. Our website, Procurement Journey, Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender systems will be up to date in line with the new Regulations on 18 April.

23 March 2016
European Single Procurement Document replaces sPQQ from 18 April

Further information on changes following the introduction of the European Single Procurement Document.

22 March 2016
10 Years of Procurement Reform in Scotland

Ainslie McLaughlin gives his views of how public procurement has changed over the last decade.

17 March 2016
Statutory Guidance published today

We have published statutory guidance to support the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and the wider application of the new procurement legislation in Scotland.

New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Information on the publication of statutory guidance supporting the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and the wider application of the new procurement legislation in Scotland.

Scottish Procurement ICT Collaborative Team Highly Commended at National Awards

Denis McFadden, ICT team leader, is 'absolutely thrilled' with his team's recognition at the National GO Awards 2016/17.

15 March 2016
Public Contracts Scotland web portal contract renewal

The Scottish Government has renewed the contract to run the Public Contracts Scotland web portal – a vital tool linking Scottish SMEs with public sector contract opportunities up and down the country.

7 March 2016
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Information on Procurement activity during the Scottish Parliament election period.

26 February 2016
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Guidance on the application of social issues for projects with a significant steel composition.

25 February 2016
E-learning on Changes to Scottish Procurement Legislation

Step by step guide now available on how to access the e-learning on the Changes to Scotland's Public Procurement Legislation.

24 February 2016
Review of Procurement in Construction

The web pages about the construction review have been updated and provide additional information on the implementation of the recommendations from the review. 

18 February 2016
Ministerial Strategic Group (MSG-P) Meeting Summary

A summary of the Ministerial Strategic Group (MSG-P) meeting held on 10 December.

11 February 2016
Postal Services framework agreement has been extended

The national Postal Services framework agreement has been extended from 29 February 2016 until 31 July 2016.

Publishing Print Design and Associated Services Framework Agreement

Scottish Procurement’s Publishing, Print, Design and Associated Services Framework (PPDAS) continues to provide excellent value for money for the whole of the Public Sector in Scotland.

10 February 2016
Network Enablement Services Framework now in its second year

The Network Enablement Services framework can help improve security, transform and transition networks and keep a pace with new technologies and developments. 

Collaborative mini competition for Mobile Voice & Data Services successfully completed

Over 20 Scottish public sector organisations across the central government, local government and higher education/further education sectors have participated in the collaborative mini competition. 

8 February 2016
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Changes to the rules on public procurement in Scotland arising from the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016 and the Concession Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

ICT Team nominated for Public Procurement Award 2016/17

The Scottish Procurement ICT Collaborative Team have been nominated as finalists for the GO Procurement Team of the Year in the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2016/17.

Web Conferencing Framework available for use by all Scottish public sector organisations

Web Conferencing can offer a real time, efficient and green alternative to face-to-face meetings.

4 February 2016
E-learning on Changes to Scottish Procurement Legislation launched

Scottish Procurement has today launched an e-learning reference pack which provides detailed information on the key changes to Scottish Procurement Legislation.

Changes to public procurement rules in Scotland Impact Assessments published today

The Final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) and the Final Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) used to help shape and inform the work to implement the new legislation, have been published today.

2 February 2016
Changes to Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and PCS – Tender

We are currently working behind the scenes to ensure that both systems are fully updated in line with the new Regulations.

26 January 2016
Scottish Government electronic invoicing solution

A reminder of the Scottish Government's eInvoicing Solution.

25 January 2016
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Information about the key changes to the rules on public procurement in Scotland in relation to the commencement of further provisions of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

15 January 2016
Scottish Procurement’s ICT Team host third topical webinar

Scottish Procurement’s ICT Procurement Team will host the third in a series of topical Webinars on Digital and Technology Procurement.

11 January 2016
Sustainable Procurement update

The sustainable procurement pages on our website have been updated and include the tools that will support the Sustainable Duty in the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.