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.

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Latest procurement news

4 February 2016
E-learning on Changes to Scottish Procurement Legislation launched

Scottish Procurement has today launched an e-learning reference pack which provides detailed information on the key changes to Scottish Procurement Legislation.

Changes to public procurement rules in Scotland Impact Assessments published today

The Final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) and the Final Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) used to help shape and inform the work to implement the new legislation, have been published today.

2 February 2016
Changes to Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and PCS – Tender

We are currently working behind the scenes to ensure that both systems are fully updated in line with the new Regulations.

29 January 2016
Making a Real Difference

In his first blog entry of the year, Ainslie McLaughlin reflects on the achievements of the procurement community since taking up the Director's post in 2015.

27 January 2016
Webinar - enabling security and agility with Thin Client choices

Scottish Procurement have established a dedicated Thin Client Framework for stakeholders and customers to gain the full commercial benefits of Thin Client Devices.

26 January 2016
Scottish Government electronic invoicing solution

A reminder of the Scottish Government's eInvoicing Solution.

25 January 2016
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Information about the key changes to the rules on public procurement in Scotland in relation to the commencement of further provisions of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

15 January 2016
Scottish Procurement’s ICT Team host third topical webinar

Scottish Procurement’s ICT Procurement Team will host the third in a series of topical Webinars on Digital and Technology Procurement.

11 January 2016
Sustainable Procurement update

The sustainable procurement pages on our website have been updated and include the tools that will support the Sustainable Duty in the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

21 December 2015
New Procurement Regulations Online

The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 are now available to view.