The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 requires public bodies to publish annual procurement reports to set out how their procurement activities have complied with their procurement strategies in any given financial year.
Our Procurement Strategy, published on 31 December 2016 said we would:
- Provide summary information on regulated procurements we have completed during the period.
- Review whether those procurements kept to our Strategy.
- Provide a summary of regulated procurement we expect to begin in the next two financial years.
This Annual Report demonstrates our delivery against the commitments set out in that Strategy for the period January 2017 to March 2018.
We are required to review our Procurement Strategy on an annual basis to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. In March 2018, we published an update to our Procurement Strategy and our next Annual Report will report progress against that refreshed Strategy, covering the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.