Scottish procurement: policy manual

Guidance on the procurement policies that apply to the Scottish Government.

Procurement of social care services

Procurement Officers who are involved in buying Social Care services should engage with service providers and people using services to determine whether new procurements are required.

Where a new procurement process is required, the service strategy should be based on ethical commissioning and procurement principles.

Ethical commissioning and procurement approaches should ensure full engagement with those who access social care support, those who support people to access social care support, families and friends, unpaid carers, the workforce and providers.

For more information on the procurement of care and support services, please see the Procurement Journey or the Care and Support Services Best Practice Guidance.



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