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ePurchasing Card Solution (formerly Government Procurement Card)



ePurchasing Card Solution (formerly Government Procurement Card)


A framework agreement for ePurchasing Card Solution (ePCS, formerly Government Procurement Card) across all UK Public Sector Bodies. The ePCS is accepted as a payment method by merchants for both customer present, and customer not present transactions, when the point of sale is in the UK or overseas. With a much greater emphasis on embedded payments, the solution will include but not be limited to purchasing cards, lodge cards, and travel cards.

Lot 1 – Multi supplier- wider public sector

Lot 2 – Single supplier- central government.

Who is this available to?

Organisations can access the Crown Commercial Service website for further information.

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the framework agreement to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so. Entitlement can be established from the terms of the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) advert and guidance on this can be found in annex A of Scottish Government Guidance on Framework Agreements. If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.

Start Date

18 August 2014

End Date

18 August 2018

Contact details

Leann Shanks

Solutions Delivery Manager

Tel:  07342 084948

Tony Demaine

Crown Commercial Service

Tel: 07768 921 378

Contact and feedback to

Kath Cowan - Senior Portfolio Specialist

Tel: 0141 242 0129

Other information

The Crown Commercial Services Information Pack for Lot 2 Central Government is available in the 'Documents' tab on the ePurchasing Card Solution page on the Crown Commercial Service website. You are not required to complete a separate order form as this has been done by us on behalf of collaborative partners.

The customer questionnaire and the supplier listing excel spread sheet, which can be found on the Crown Commercial Service website, must be completed if your organisation is currently using the Government Procurement Card or thinking about using the Government Procurement Card in the future.  The completed forms must be sent to the Royal Bank of Scotland.  Please take notice of the questions on page 3, these are related to implementation timescales  in particular when do you expect to start using the contract. Completed forms must also be sent to Kathleen.cowan@gov.scot.