The following information refers to procurement exercises taking place on or after 18 April 2016.
The EU Procurement Directives aim to contribute to the Europe 2020 Strategy as well as ensuring that public purchases are made in a transparent and fair manner. The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 provides a national legislative framework for sustainable public procurement that supports Scotland’s economic growth through improved procurement practice. As a whole, both the Act and the Directives provide the statutory foundations for the Scottish Model of Procurement
These important changes to the rules on public procurement in Scotland resulted from:
Together, the Act and the Directives will provide the statutory foundations for the Scottish Model of Procurement, simplifying, standardising and streamlining procedures for both businesses and public bodies. It will place sustainable and socially responsible purchasing at the heart of the process.