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 currently reviewing 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

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.

23 March 2016
European Single Procurement Document replaces sPQQ from 18 April

Further information on changes following the introduction of the European Single Procurement Document.

Updated guidance on the procurement of care and support services

We have published updated best-practice guidance on the procurement of care and support services.

22 March 2016
10 Years of Procurement Reform in Scotland

Ainslie McLaughlin gives his views of how public procurement has changed over the last decade.

17 March 2016
Statutory Guidance published today

We have published statutory guidance to support the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and the wider application of the new procurement legislation in Scotland.

New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Information on the publication of statutory guidance supporting the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and the wider application of the new procurement legislation in Scotland.

Scottish Procurement ICT Collaborative Team Highly Commended at National Awards

Denis McFadden, ICT team leader, is 'absolutely thrilled' with his team's recognition at the National GO Awards 2016/17.

15 March 2016
Public Contracts Scotland web portal contract renewal

The Scottish Government has renewed the contract to run the Public Contracts Scotland web portal – a vital tool linking Scottish SMEs with public sector contract opportunities up and down the country.

7 March 2016
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Information on Procurement activity during the Scottish Parliament election period.

26 February 2016
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note

Guidance on the application of social issues for projects with a significant steel composition.

25 February 2016
E-learning on changes to Scottish Procurement Legislation

Step by step guide now available on how to access the e-learning on the changes to Scotland's Public Procurement Legislation.