Scottish Government Procurement News

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Director’s letter

Director of Procurement and Commercial, Alastair Merrill looks back over the month and provides his take on some key moments, including progress of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill, the latest developments in regard to the transposition of the European Directives, the launch of the Central Government Procurement Shared Services and more…

Alastair Merrill, Director, Procurement and Commercial, The Scottish Government
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European procurement Directives published
The final text of three new European procurement Directives has been published today. The Directives are aimed at simplifying public procurement and improving access to public contracts for small and medium-sized enterprises, and will formally enter into force on 17 April 2014…

Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill [as amended at Stage 2] – published(link towards bottom of page)
Following the debate in the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee on 19 March, the latest version of the Bill has been published…

Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill Stage 2 debate – Official Report (part 2)
The proceedings of the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee on 19 March – as a continuation of the debate from 14 March – are now available to view…

Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2 – Official Report (part 1)
Stage 2 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill was discussed in Parliament on 12 March. The official report from the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee is now available to view. Stage 2 proceedings will recommence on 19 March…

Scottish Procurement wins national award at industry event
The Scottish Government’s Procurement Team beat strong opposition to become winners in the Sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility category at the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement awards 2014/15 on 19 March…

Scottish Government’s White Paper on independence
The Scottish Government’s White Paper on independence, Scotland’s Future: Your guide to an independent Scotland, was published on 26 November…

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Contract and framework information

Second Generation IT Peripherals Framework
Scottish Procurement will shortly be going out to market to refresh the National IT Peripherals Agreement.  The current agreement expires on 31 July 2014.  However, to allow for a smooth transition to the new framework, a 3 month extension period has been agreed.  The revised expiry date is now 31 October 2014.

Interested in joining the Crown Commercial Service’s procurement for mobile and data services?
CCS is working on an aggregated national mobile voice and data services procurement and is seeking interest from public sector organisations who wish to take part and benefit from aggregation of common requirements.

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Scottish Procurement Policy and Action Notes

SPPN 01/14 –  European Parliament adopts new EU Directives on public procurement and concession contracts
The purpose of this Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN) is to inform stakeholders that on 15 January 2014 the European Parliament approved three new EU Directives; one on public sector procurement, one on utilities sector procurement and one on the award of concession contracts…

SPPN 5/2013 – EU procurement thresholds from 1 January 2014
The threshold values at which the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 apply are being revised from 1 January 2014…

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Alastair Merrill, Director, Commercial and Procurement, The Scottish Government
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PCS Buyer Newsletter – March 2014
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