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.

5. Our Contracting Activity

Our contracting activity is broad. We buy on behalf of Scottish Ministers, provide contracting support to the wider public sector in Scotland through framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems (DPS) as well as provide procurement support to Scottish Government agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs).

Our Contracting Activity

National collaborative contracts/frameworks:

We provide framework agreements, DPS and contracts for commonly purchased goods, services, utilities and works which are used across the public sector.

Sectoral collaborative frameworks:

These are led by the Scottish Government for use across the central government family of organisations including agencies and NDPBs.

Central Government Agencies and NDPBs:

Non-collaborative contracts that we place on behalf of individual public bodies in the Scottish central government family.

Scottish Government core contracts:

Contracts for Scottish Government use only.



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