Public procurement strategy: 2023 to 2028

The first Public Procurement Strategy for Scotland provides a future high-level vision and roadmap for Scottish public procurement which all public sector bodies can align to and deliver against.


The enablers to this Strategy are fundamental to the success of the strategic aims and objectives. The enablers have been identified as underpinning the successful delivery across all elements of the Strategy.

Procurement Capability

People are key. We must ensure the Procurement profession is developing individuals and teams. As well as attracting, developing and retaining new and existing procurement talent, leadership is essential.

Supplier Development

The supply chains we work with are fundamental to our success. Providing support and opportunities for suppliers to develop and to navigate the evolving landscape will contribute to positive outcomes for communities, society and organisations.


Having appropriate shared processes and tools to provide consistency to both Procurement Professionals and suppliers. This will allow for efficient and effective delivery of Procurement services.


Collaboration will assist us in achieving our shared goals and anchoring our success in our communities, people and organisations. Strengthening collaboration and engagement across the Public Procurement landscape will allow consistent approaches where practical, and facilitate development and sharing of best practice



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