- 26 Oct 2020
The power of procurement
Whether we are buying goods, works or services, across the public sector we can use our considerable spending power to help improve our:
Through ensuring our outcomes align with our National Performance Framework which provides a common purpose and values for all of Scotland, we can deliver sustainable and inclusive economic growth in a way that is:
- good for businesses and their employees
- good for society
- good for places and communities
- open and connected
More information on each of these outcomes:
Good for businesses and their employees
Procurement contributes to a Fairer Scotland through paying promptly for goods and services and working to improve access to public contracts for SME’s the third sector and supported businesses.
Good for society
Through actively pursuing equality outcomes and embracing innovative approaches we can ensure our supply chains are fair and ethical.
Good for places and communities
With environmental considerations already at the heart of our sustainable procurement duty, our work delivers for communities and places across Scotland and takes local priorities into account.
Open and connected
Through our commitment to being more transparent about how we spend public money, we operate across organisational boundaries to deliver trusted public services, effectively managing within our collective resources.
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