Scottish procurement policy handbook

This handbook provides guidance on the rules and policies that apply to the procurement activities of public bodies in Scotland and highlights some key legal obligations.

15. Climate change

The Scottish Government is committed to using public procurement to contribute towards the strategic priority of transitioning to a more resource efficient, lower carbon economy. Procurement Officers have a responsibility to be climate literate and to understand how the procurement process can influence net-zero aspirations. The Climate Literacy eLearning which is hosted on the Sustainable Procurement Tools platform can be used by Procurement Officers to boost their climate capability. Chapter 18 of the Project Initiation and Business Case Handbook provides additional guidance in relation to Sustainability in Construction.

Help and support in addressing climate change through procurement is available in SPPN 3/2022. For more information on climate change and procurement policy, please see the Procurement and Climate Change webpage.



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