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Fair work practices in procurement: toolkit

Published: 5 Jul 2018

Practical tools for public bodies and suppliers to use at key stages of the procurement process.

5 Jul 2018
Fair work practices in procurement: toolkit

Please note: the content of this page is currently undergoing a review. For further information on Fair Work First in Scottish Public Procurements, including an updated Fair Work First question, please see SPPN 03/2021 or email

Please refer to the example Fair Work First question in SPPN 03/2021 which updates and replaces the example Fair Work question that currently sits in the Statutory Guidance and Toolkit.

It supports:

The tools, which can be accessed below, include information sheets, practical tools and examples.

Information sheets

  • frequently asked questions
  • what is fair work?
  • what is the real Living Wage?
  • what are fair work practices?
  • other useful resources

Practical tools

  • fair work practices commodity/service strategy: checklist
  • fair work commodity/service strategy: flowchart
  • developing a fair work criterion

Examples of ...

  • statements for procurement documents
  • fair work commodity/service strategy: checklist - home support services
  • fair work invitation to tender criterion - home support services
  • scoring methodology
  • checklist for evaluation panel members
  • good tender responses
  • feedback to bidders

Information sheets

What is fair work?

1 page PDF
270.8 kB

What is the real Living Wage?

1 page PDF
231.6 kB

What are fair work practices?

7 page PDF
363.8 kB

Fair work: useful resources

4 page PDF
183.0 kB

Practical tools