Public sector procurement

  1. Fair Work Convention Construction Industry Inquiry report: SG response

    Scottish Government response to the publication of the Fair Work Convention’s Building Fair Work into the Construction Industry report, 2022.

  2. Heat Networks Delivery Models

    This report, prepared by Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) for the Scottish Government, assesses the potential roles that a range of delivery models (alongside a number of complementary enabling structures / mechanisms) could play in helping to accelerate the pace and scale of heat network deployment.

  3. The Environment Strategy for Scotland: Delivering the Environment Strategy Outcome on Scotland's Economy - Evidence Base & Policy Levers

    This report presents evidence and initial recommendations on how the Scottish Government could use the available policy levers to support the transformations in Scotland’s economy needed to help tackle the climate and nature emergencies.

  4. Am Plana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh: Sgrìobhainn Chochomhairleachaidh

    This consultation covers the content of the national Good Food Nation Plan. It seeks views on the Outcomes; ways of measuring progress; and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions. This is a Gaelic translation of the consultation.

  5. Geàrr-iomradh air a' Phlana Nàiseanta airson Dùthaich a tha Math a Thaobh Biadh

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government. This is a Gaelic summary of the Plan.

  6. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation - easy read

    Easy read version of our consultation on the national Good Food Nation Plan, which sets out the Government's goals for food and how we will achieve them.

  7. National Good Food Nation Plan

    The national Good Food Nation Plan sets out six over-arching Outcomes for a Good Food Nation; the range of targets and indicators that will be used to gauge progress towards achieving them; and details of a wide range of food-related policies and initiatives from across the Scottish Government.

  8. National Good Food Nation Plan: consultation

    We are consulting on the first national Good Food Nation Plan. We are seeking views on the national Good Food Nation Outcomes, ways of measuring progress and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. It also seeks views on specified functions.

  9. Procurement: annual report 2022 to 2023

    Overview of Scottish Government procurement activity from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. It reflects our performance as a contracting authority and includes reference to some of the broader activities we undertake across the Scottish public sector.

  10. Electronic purchasing card (ePC) policy

    Information about policy in relation to our electronic purchasing card (ePC).

  11. Electronic procurement card: review management report

    Electronic Purchasing Card (ePC) transactional data released to the Scottish Labour Party via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request was subsequently given to various media outlets in August 2023. This report provides a summary of the reviews undertaken and the key findings from these reviews

  12. Cyber security: guidance for public sector suppliers

    The security of supply chains is increasingly important as we often see cyber incidents affect public sector bodies indirectly through their suppliers. This guidance note promotes the adoption of a consistent approach to supplier cyber security across the Scottish public sector.

  13. Slavery and human trafficking statement

    Our slavery and human trafficking statement outlines the strategies and actions we have taken to identify, prevent and mitigate slavery and human trafficking in our own operations and supply chains.

  14. Access to information rights consultation: response

    Scottish Government response to the analysis of responses our consultation on Access to Information Rights in Scotland. We sought views on the operation of the access to information rights regime following post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

  15. Scotland's Vision for Trade: annual report - June 2023

    Our second annual report on Scotland's Vision for Trade, outlining the range of specific actions that we have taken over the past year and our continued ambition to make trade-related decisions based on the principles of inclusive growth, wellbeing, sustainability, net zero and good governance.

  16. Access to information rights: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses our consultation on Access to Information Rights in Scotland. We sought views on the operation of the access to information rights regime following post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

  17. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: programme pipeline update - March 2023

    This pipeline provides information relating to key major infrastructure programmes with an investment of £20 million or more included at Annex D of our Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in February 2021.

  18. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: progress report 2022 to 2023

    Second annual progress report relating to the Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26 which outlines the progress made in relation to the Plan’s three themes during the last year as well as key delivery achievements and activity planned for the coming year.

  19. Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: major capital projects progress update - March 2023

    The following information relates to projects with a capital value of £5 million or more which are at the outline business case (or equivalent) approved stage or beyond.

  20. Just transition for the built environment and construction sector: a discussion paper

    This discussion paper is intended to support engagement on a just transition for the built environment and construction sector. Building on this engagement, a draft targeted action plan and route map (late 23/24) will outline the key steps to delivering a fair transition for the sector.

  21. Public procurement strategy: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment for the public procurement strategy for Scotland.

  22. Public procurement strategy: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Public Procurement Strategy for Scotland.

  23. Public procurement strategy: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment for the Public Procurement Strategy for Scotland.

  24. Public procurement strategy: Fairer Scotland duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty assessment for the Public Procurement Strategy for Scotland.

  25. Public procurement strategy: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment - screening sheet

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment screening sheet for the public procurement strategy for Scotland.

  26. Public procurement strategy: strategic environmental assessment

    Strategic environmental assessment for the public procurement strategy for Scotland.

  27. Public procurement strategy: 2023 to 2028

    The first Public Procurement Strategy for Scotland provides a future high-level vision and roadmap for Scottish public procurement which all public sector bodies can align to and deliver against.

  28. Equality outcomes and mainstreaming report 2023: easy read

    Provides an easy read update on the progress we are making to mainstreaming equality, inclusion, and human rights as an employer and decision-maker. It also provides an update on the equality outcomes for the 2021 to 2025 reporting period.

  29. Equality outcomes and mainstreaming report 2023

    Provides an update on the progress we are making to mainstreaming equality, inclusion, and human rights as an employer and decision-maker. It also provides an update on the equality outcomes for the 2021 to 2025 reporting period.

  30. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: data protection impact assessment

    Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  31. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: Fairer Scotland duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSDA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  32. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  33. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: island communities impact assessment

    Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  34. Fair Work action plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  35. Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022: equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) of the Fair Work Action Plan 2022 and Anti-Racist Employment Strategy 2022.

  36. National Islands Plan Annual Report 2022

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan. This report sets out progress made during the 2022 reporting year.

  37. Fair Work First guidance

    Fair Work First guidance for organisations seeking and awarding public sector grants, contracts and other funding – applies to grants awarded on or after 1 July 2023 and eligible agriculture grants awarded on or after 1 April 2024.

  38. Creating jobs through public spending

    Scotland’s policies hailed in new report.

  39. Scotland's journey of achieving sustainable procurement outcomes 2002-2022: independent review

    An independent review that looks back over the past twenty years of sustainable public procurement in Scotland and other parts of the UK. The findings showcase how the progressive approach to sustainable procurement in Scotland has achieved jobs, training and other positive outcomes.

  40. Scottish Government procurement: annual report 2021 to 2022

    Overview of Scottish Government procurement activity during financial year 2021 to 2022. It reflects our performance as a contracting authority and includes reference to some of the broader activities we undertake in leading and delivering procurement policy and capability.

  41. Procurement activity: annual report overview 2020 to 2021

    An overview of public procurement activity in Scotland for 2020 to 2021, based on information contained in individual annual procurement reports prepared by public bodies and other relevant information.

  42. Anti-racist employment strategy - A Fairer Scotland for All

    The strategy is a call for action and a guide to address the issues and disadvantage experienced by people from racialised minorities in the labour market in Scotland. It is a key component in achieving our ambition to become a leading Fair Work Nation by 2025.

  43. Procurement: banking services framework

    Guidance for public sector organisations on how to access and use the framework agreement.

  44. Public procurement - Russian and Belarusian companies: SPPN 1/2022

    Procurement implications and options that public bodies may take, beyond the UK sanctions regime, to discourage activity which may support the Russian government’s action.

  45. Electronic purchasing card: user guide for card holders

    User guide for holders of the Scottish Government electronic purchasing card (ePC).

  46. Electronic purchasing card: user guide for card controllers

    Electronic purchasing (ePC) user guide for card controllers.

  47. Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014: statutory guidance

    Guidance on procurement strategies and annual reports, the sustainable procurement duty, community benefit and Fair Work requirements, tenders and award of contracts.

  48. Electronic purchasing card: user guide for budget centre liaison officers, business managers and business partners

    Guidance for budget centre liaison officers, business managers and business partners on the Scottish Government's electronic purchasing card (ePC).

  49. Electronic purchasing card: user guide for approvers

    Guidance for approvers on the Scottish Government's electronic purchasing card (ePC).

  50. Electronic purchasing card: user guide for a proxy

    Guidance for a proxy on the Scottish Government's electronic purchasing card (ePC).

  51. Public procurement - prompt payment in the supply chain: SPPN 2/2022

    This policy note provides details of how public bodies are to embed prompt payment performance in the supply chain through procurement processes. This policy note replaces SPPN 08/2009.

  52. Strengthening sanctions on Russia

    Procurement guidance for public bodies.

  53. Scottish Government procurement strategy: April 2022 to March 2024

    Scottish Government procurement strategy covering the period from April 2022 to March 2024.

  54. Procurement People of Tomorrow: placement pack

    This placement pack provides a consistent and valuable 5-day plan for students to follow when undertaking a one-week procurement placement.

  55. Public procurement: priorities 2021 to March 2024

    The Public Procurement Priorities were decommissioned in April 2023 upon the publication of the Public Procurement Strategy for Scotland.

  56. Outcomes for procurement

    Outcomes for procurement will help us shape the advice, services and solutions we deliver across public procurement in Scotland.

  57. Scottish Government procurement annual report: 2020

    Report on the procurement activity of the Scottish Government from April 2019 to March 2020

  58. Procurement: information hub contract

    Guidance for public sector organisations on how to access and use the framework agreement.

  59. Construction procurement: project initiation and business cases handbook

    One of three handbooks that comprise the Client Guide to Construction Projects, The Project Initiation and Business Cases Handbook provides guidance to assist contracting authorities to successfully deliver construction projects and achieve value for money.

  60. Electronic invoicing in public procurement: consultation report

    Consultation report on the introduction of electronic invoicing in public procurement.

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