The Scottish Government Procurement Strategy April 2024 – March 2028

The Scottish Government's procurement strategy describes how we plan to carry out our regulated procurements for the next four years.

Appendix 3 – Talent Creation, Development and Retention Programmes

The Procurement People of Tomorrow programme

Focuses on encouraging, enabling and developing new entrants in our profession across Scotland and embedding diversity within our teams.

People Capability Strategy

Embeds a supportive and learning culture, assessing and addressing evolving learning priorities.

The Scottish Government Delegated Purchasing Officer Scheme

Ensures that those authorised to award contracts within the Scottish Government have the necessary qualifications, training or experience for their level of delegated responsibility.

National Procurement Development Framework

Sets out procurement and commercial standards and facilitates continuous professional development and career paths, enabling effective recruitment and retention.

The Scottish Government Contract and Supplier Management programme

Ensures that those accountable for managing contracts within the Scottish Government have the necessary training and tools to drive the delivery of those contracts.

The Commercial Capability programme

Seeks to improve commercial outcomes through targeted training and earlier engagement with clients and commissioners. This is underpinned by our National Procurement Development Framework.

The Construction Sessions

A series of webinars to ensure the guidance provided by The Client Guide to Construction Projects is disseminated effectively to stakeholders.



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