Scottish procurement policy handbook
Rules and standards for public procurement. This document is under review and whilst it reflects general process, references to legislation may not be current. Please see the Procurement Journey for our latest guidance.
17 Gateway Review
For those parts of the public sector subject to the Scottish
Public Finance Manual (
the Construction Procurement Manual also applies. The Major
Investment section of the
the Construction Procurement Manual both provide mandatory policy
and procedures in respect of the Gateway Review of capital
projects. Further guidance on Gateway Review is available from the
Scottish Government's Centre of Expertise for Programme, Policy and
In the case of public bodies, including local authorities, which are not subject to the Scottish Public Finance Manual, they should incorporate in their projects (particularly those considered by them to be highly complex or critical to the delivery of their business and services) review or assurance processes at key decision stages, conducted independently from the project team.
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