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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

23 September 2016
Guidance on Project Bank Accounts published today

Find out more about guidance on the implementation of Project Bank Accounts in construction contracts.

19 September 2016
ICT Stakeholder Engagement Events

Last remaining spaces left at our ICT stakeholder events in Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee.

New Postal Services framework awarded

Postal services framework available to use from 1 October 2016.

16 September 2016
Digital Conferencing Services framework

Scottish Procurement has recently awarded the Digital Conferencing Services framework which is available to Scottish public sector bodies.

14 September 2016
Scottish Government eInvoicing solution

To date, over 73,000 invoices have been processed using our solution. We continue to help suppliers and public bodies to implement eInvoicing.

8 September 2016
Changes to the Public Procurement landscape in Scotland

Find out more about the changes.

National Records of Scotland are looking for your views!

National Records of Scotland are looking for your views and information from the market place regarding the commercial requirements.

6 September 2016
Delegated Purchasing Authority – information and reference pack

A lighter-touch information and reference pack for those who are involved in lower value procurements (£50,000 to EU threshold), and who might not be so involved in procurement activity on a day-to-day basis has been produced. Simply log in to Knowledge Hub and you'll find the learning pack on the Professional Practice and Development page.

Free tendering workshops

Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has launched a new series of free tendering workshops for 2016/17.