Scottish Government procurement strategy: April 2022 to March 2024

Scottish Government procurement strategy covering the period from April 2022 to March 2024.

Appendix 1 – Sustainable Procurement Tools

Sustainable Procurement Tools

The tools are designed to help public sector organisations optimise the economic, social and environmental outcomes of their procurement activity, and demonstrate compliance with the sustainable procurement duty. They include the:

  • Flexible Framework - enables the assessment of current level of performance, and the actions required to embed good procurement practice in a public sector organisation to realise intended sustainable outcomes;
  • Prioritisation methodology – helps to identify risks and opportunities associated with planned procurement activity, and with planning resource allocation to address these. This tool can be used at an organisational, and at a category level; and
  • Sustainability Test and Life Cycle Impact Map – helps to identify risks and opportunities at an individual procurement level, and where to address these in the procurement process.

An extensive suite of supporting guidance is available to help public sector organisations achieve positive economic, social and environmental outcomes. The tools and guidance are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and additional resources such as e-learning and sustainable procurement case studies, will continue to be added over time.



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