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 logoProcurement Reform 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 May 2016
10 Years of Procurement Reform in Scotland

In the third of our series of articles, Julie Welsh, Director of Scotland Excel, gives her views of how procurement has changed over the last 10 years.

Marketing Services Framework Agreements

The Marketing Services framework agreements have been extended. All Scottish Public sector bodies are eligible to access the Frameworks.

Recruitment Advertising and Public Information Notices Framework Agreement

On 6 April 2016, the framework for the Provision of Recruitment Advertising and Public Information Notices was awarded to TMP (UK) Limited, with a start date of 18 April 2016.

20 May 2016
Scottish Government electronic invoicing solution

A reminder of the Scottish Government's eInvoicing Solution.

19 May 2016
Scottish Procurement twitter reaches 1,500 followers

For all the news and updates from Scottish Procurement follow us on Twitter - @ScotProcurement

National Workstation Framework

The National Framework for Workstation Client Devices, has been awarded to XMA Ltd and started on 9 March 2016. 

UK & International Domestic Relocation Services Framework

A new Framework for the provision of UK & International Domestic Relocation Services has recently been awarded to HCR Ltd. 

Vehicle Hire Services Contract

The Scottish Government’s Vehicle Hire Services Contract was awarded to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ltd on 4 March 2016. 

16 May 2016
10 Years of Procurement Reform in Scotland

In the second of our series of articles, Paul McNulty, Deputy Director of Procurement Policy, gives his views of how procurement has changed over the last 10 years.

Sustainable Procurement Duty and Community Benefits reminder

The sustainable procurement duty and community benefit requirements apply from 1 June 2016.

Web Conferencing Services Framework expires soon

The Scottish Procurement Web Conferencing Services Framework with Intercall is due to expire on 10 June 2016.  

11 May 2016
New eInvoicing video

The first in a series of eCommerce video guides, the Scottish Procurement guide to eInvoicing is now available to view via the eCommerce Youtube channel.

Meet the Buyer Event

The Supplier Development Programme is hosting their annual Meet the Buyer event on 2 June 2016 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh.

13 April 2016
Changes to Public Procurement rules in Scotland

Changes to the rules on public procurement in Scotland come into force on 18 April 2016. Our website, Procurement Journey, Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender systems will be up to date in line with the new Regulations on 18 April.