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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 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

27 July 2016
CIPS Skills programme launch

CIPS have recently launched a skills programme in respond to demand for this type of event following branch surveys.

ICT Products portfolio refresh

After an intensive period of activity, the ICT Products Procurement team has completely refreshed its portfolio with six  separate framework agreements.

P2P Roadshows

Slides, updates and information from Purchase to Pay (P2P) Roadshows in June and July.

20 July 2016
10 Years of Procurement Reform in Scotland

Angus Warren, Chief Executive, Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) gives his views on how procurement has changed over the last decade.

12 July 2016
FAQs - Changes to the Procurement Legislation

Have a look at the frequently asked questions that came up during the recent seminars on the legislation changes.

11 July 2016
New eInvoicing case study

Find out more about how West Lothian Council and TT Testing Ltd. are using the Scottish Government's eInvoicing solution.