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Good for the economy
- Public procurement spend generates around £10 billion of economic activity for Scotland, contributing £6 billion to Scottish Gross Domestic Product (GDP), supporting around 100,000 full time equivalent jobs.
- Over 20,700 businesses in Scotland, approximately 19,500 (94%) of which were SMEs, directly benefitted from 2016-17 spend in Scotland, with many more businesses indirectly benefiting within our supply chains.
Good for businesses and their employees
- There were 15,400 new public sector contract opportunities advertised in 2017-18.
- 87% of suppliers awarded onto collaborative agreements for the Scottish public sector and local government sector will pay the real Living Wage (78% of these suppliers are SMEs).
- Individual annual procurement reports show that over 5,700 regulated contracts were awarded with a total estimated value of over £11 billion.
- Three out of four suppliers awarded contracts in Scotland in 2017-18 were SMEs.
- 60 pence of every pound spent with a Scottish supplier in 2017-18 went to an SME.
Good for places and communities
- More than £11 billion worth of spend on goods, services and works supporting the delivery of public services that touch on many aspects of everyday life and benefit communities across Scotland.
- A ten-fold increase in the number of contract notices with community benefit requirements between 2015-16 and 2017-18.
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