Scottish Government – Procurement News

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Director’s letter – goodbye from Alastair Merrill

After almost six years as Director of Procurement and Commercial, Alastair Merrill issues his last letter which looks back fondly over his career at Scottish Procurement, before he leaves to take on a new role.


Updated contract and supplier management guidance

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of the new and improved contract and supplier management (C&SM) guidance which will replace existing guidance currently found on the Procurement Journey online.

A consultation on changes to the public procurement rules in Scotland

A consultation paper will shortly be published, seeking views on changing the public procurement rules in Scotland – we want your contributions.

Procurement People of Tomorrow Newsletter

January’s edition of the Procurement People of Tomorrow newsletter looks back over the achievements of the last year…

Free ethical buying training and new chartered status!

Members of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply are encouraged to take part in a free course that can lead members onto obtain the new ethical buyer chartered status.

Scottish Procurement News archive

Contract and framework information

Do you need help choosing or enabling any network services?

If you are a public sector organisation and are thinking of buying network enablement services, see how this framework agreement from Scottish Procurement can help.

National ICT product frameworks – last order dates

These are the last dates available to order and invoice before the end of the financial year.

Help achieve public sector climate change duties

Use Scottish Procurement’s single supplier web conferencing framework agreement to achieve environmental and work related efficiency benefits.

Supplier Development Programme – Future contract opportunity notice

Supplier Development Programme has published a future contract opportunity notice for a procurement training framework.

RBS new provider of purchasing solution for central government sector

The Royal Bank of Scotland is the new supplier of an ‘electronic Purchasing Card Solution’ (ePCS) to Scottish Government and the Central Government Sector. ePCS is the successor to the Government Procurement Card.

Optimising your print infrastructure

Scottish Procurement, in conjunction with NewfieldIT and Capito are delivering a series of webinars for the Scottish public sector.

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking can save you money and provide benefits

The Scottish Government recently established a framework for the provision of fixed telephony services which can be used by any public sector organisation within Scotland – an option exists for customers to take advantage of financial and technological benefits offered through SIP trunking.

Forward plan of all public sector contracts


Scottish Procurement Policy and Action Notes

Scottish Procurement Policy Note

This note provides information on how and when employment practices and workforce matters, including payment of the living wage, should be considered in the course of a public procurement exercise as a key driver of service quality and contract delivery.

All Scottish Procurement Policy and Actions Notes

Case studies

Case studies – sustainable procurement

A new series of case studies, highlighting the benefits of sustainable procurement, have been developed in conjunction with ‘Zero Waste’ and are now available to view. Read on to learn about the benefits of a sustainable approach to procurement.

Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)