The Scottish Model of Procurement puts procurement at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery. It sees procurement as an integral part of policy development and service delivery.
Like all good ideas, it’s a simple concept - business friendly and socially responsible. Looking at outcomes not outputs, it uses the power of public spend to deliver genuine public value beyond simply cost and /or quality in purchasing.
Government led, it benefits from strong political leadership including three successive Cabinet Secretaries. It is also owned by all of the Scottish public sector. Working together to develop strategic relationships with key business, Third Sector organisations and, a project level partnership with them to agree solutions to specific problems.
The Value for Money triangle sums up the Scottish Model of Procurement; it is not just about cost and quality, but about the best balance of cost, quality and sustainability.