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Central Government Procurement Shared Services

Central Government Procurement Shared Services (CGPSS) delivers professional procurement support to partner organisations across the Central Government Sector. The service provides increased value for money through effective tendering and contract management processes, best practice, as well as ensuring compliance with legislation and Government procurement policy.

The Shared Service consists of three main strands:

  • The Fully Managed Service (FMS) provides comprehensive support on all aspects of procurement including tendering, contract management, policy and compliance.

  • The Fully Managed Service ‘Lite’ provides the Fully Managed Service to organisations with a low level of procurement spend.

  • The Contracting Service operates on a call-off basis and is designed to provide assist organisations with individual procurement projects.  It can also be utilised to cover gaps in capacity.

FMS Service Benefits
  • Aligns procurement policies with overall Scottish Government expectations.

  • Ensures compliance with both domestic and EU Procurement legislation.

  • Reduces the risk of supplier challenge through professional handling of tendering and contract management activity.

  • Improves commercial awareness and procurement capability across the sector through targeted training and development of staff.

  • Reduces costs through eliminating the need for organisations to engage expensive interim procurement resource.

Contracting Service Benefits
  • Reduces the risk of supplier challenge through professional handling of the contracting process.

  • Provides cover for peaks in demand for procurement resource, eliminating the need to use external agencies.

  • Strengthens contract and supplier management arrangements, potentially providing savings and benefits.

  • Potential cost savings through professional handling of supplier reviews and price negotiations.

Fully Managed Service Manager

Sandra McLaughlin
0141 242 5462
07887 634182

Contracting Services Manager

Patricia Malloy
0141 242 0449
07580 801555

MI Specialist/ General Enquiries

Jim Thomson
0131 244 0431