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Public procurement: governance

Published: 1 Oct 2018

Overview of the governance structure of public procurement for Scotland, including the Public Procurement Group.

Published:
1 Oct 2018
Public procurement: governance

Public procurement for Scotland's vision is 'to use our collective spending power to deliver sustainable and inclusive economic growth'.

There are four Procurement Centres of Expertise in Scotland, which between them, provide support and guidance to all public sector bodies. They are:

Public Procurement Group (PPG)
 

The Public Procurement Group (PPG) is the leadership group for public procurement across Scotland, made up of the heads of Procurement Centres of Expertise and senior Scottish Government procurement officials, who work together to set the strategic direction and priorities for public procurement in Scotland. 

The PPG is responsible for ensuring that the collective spending power of the public sector is used to deliver world class, value adding collaborative procurement services; while enabling sustainable and inclusive economic recovery and growth and establishing a robust, wellbeing, greener economy. 

Procurement Supply Group
 

The Procurement Supply Group (PSG) is the leadership group for public procurement suppliers in Scotland. 

It’s role is to provide an ongoing framework for dialogue about, and influence upon, public procurement policy and practice as they affect – and are informed by – suppliers. 

It is currently made up of leaders and influencers from organisations that represent, work with and support SMEs, the third sector, social enterprises, care and support providers, businesses, construction and industry.  

All activity under the remit of the PPG and PSG aligns to our four 'power of procurement' outcomes:

  • Good for businesses and their employees
  • Good for places and communities
  • Good for society
  • Open and connected