Procurement competency framework

Sets out the skills and competency levels required by public sector staff involved in the procurement process.

The national procurement competency framework and associated online tool - the procurement development framework - can be used to assess skills, identify training needs and support career planning. 

It reflects the Scottish procurement context and aligns to the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) global standards.

The National Procurement Development Framework tool launched in April 2023.

The Procurement Development Framework can be used to:

  • self-assess skills
  • identify training and development needs
  • help with career planning and personal development

The attached documents include:

  • procurement competency framework
  • procurement development framework tool: user guide
  • procurement job role examples
  • blank job role template
Scottish Procurement Competency Framework July 2021
Procurement development framework: user guide
Procurement job role examples
Procurement blank job role template
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