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Public sector procurement in Scotland

Public sector spending on goods and services across Scotland, in areas such as health and education services, amounts to over £10bn per year. Procurement guidelines govern the purchasing of these goods and services.


CIPS award winner logoPublic Procurement in Scotland aims to drive up procurement standards ensuring value for money for the taxpayer.


We are continuing to review the content of our Procurement pages to ensure they are compliant with the new rules which took effect from 18 April 2016.

Latest procurement news

29 March 2017
Scottish Procurement case study recognised in Europe

Our work on Scottish Government frameworks for ICT client devices has been featured in a Green Public Procurement News Alert.

Update on procurement strategies and annual procurement reports

Information about procurement strategies and development of guidance on preparing an annual procurement report.

28 March 2017
Framework sub-contractor playing a key role in improving workforce IT skills

One of our framework sub-contractors, Capito, who are helping to bridge the IT skills gap in Scotland, were visited by Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution earlier this month.  

23 March 2017
We have published our largest ever contract opportunity for Supported Business

We have published our largest ever contract opportunity reserved solely for Supported Business, valued at £14.4 million.

New Zero Waste Scotland mentoring case study

Find out more about how the Zero Waste Scotland Mentoring project helped the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

22 March 2017
Care and support service guidance on the Procurement Journey

The updated Procurement Journey, containing the guidance for the procurement of care and support services, will go live on 24 March 2017.

20 March 2017
Cabinet Secretary visits an SME, Execspace – one of our framework suppliers

Derek Mackay visited Execspace, an SME supplier on one of our Travel Services framework, last month to find out more about what being on a public sector framework means to them.

14 March 2017
What can digital conferencing do for you?

Join the first in a series of webinars looking at how our Digital Conferencing Services framework can benefit your organisation.

9 March 2017
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Guidance on the provisions for adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been published.