Scottish Government Procurement News

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Director’s letter

Director, Procurement and Commercial, Alastair Merrill reflects on this year’s tenth Scottish National Procurement Conference…



National Procurement Conference 2014 and GO Awards
The Scottish Government’s National Procurement Conference is the biggest event in the public procurement calendar with the tenth annual event taking place on 21 October.

Thousands of businesses secure public sector contracts
The number of public sector contract awards being won by Scottish companies through Public Contracts Scotland has more than doubled from 6,000 to 12,000 in two years, thanks to measures to simplify procurement processes. See the Scottish Government’s news release for full details.

Procurement Journey - we want your feedback!
Scottish Procurement is always looking at improving its tools, guidance and online services to help our stakeholders and we are now asking you to give us your thoughts on the Procurement Journey by completing this simple online survey.

Procurement People of Tomorrow
Since its launch on the 21 August, 26 Modern Apprenticeships in Procurement have been recruited -  a great start to achieving the target of 500 in place by 2017.

Scottish Procurement News archive



Scottish Government Purchase-2-Pay (P2P) workshops in November 2014
The Scottish Government will provide Purchase-2-Pay (P2P) workshops throughout November, giving an overview of some of the key P2P developments and initiatives being delivered through the Scottish Government’s eCommerce Shared Service.

Contribute to IT hardware framework refresh
Scottish Procurement is now seeking participation in a final webinar where we will feedback the findings of the previous sessions and discuss the timings for the next stage of the refresh. Find out how to participate and register your interest.

National Procurement Conference 2014 and GO Awards
The Scottish Government’s National Procurement Conference is the biggest event in the public procurement calendar - view or listen to John Swinney’s key note speech from this year.

Supplier Development Events 2014


Contract and framework information

New Network Enablement Services Agreement available from Scottish Procurement
A new collaborative framework has been put in place by Scottish Procurement.

Postal Services framework extended
Following endorsement by the Centres of Expertise, the Postal Services framework has been extended to 28 February 2016…

IT Consumables Framework delivers 3.9 per cent reduction across entire range
As a result of a recent price review with Spectrum Computer Supplies Ltd, Scottish Procurement can confirm that an overall 3.9% reduction to prices across the entire range of goods has been agreed.

General Stationery and Office Paper Framework delivers 0.7 per cent price reduction across entire range
Scottish Procurement has recently concluded the pricing review, for the period 1 September 2014 - 28 February 2015, with Office Depot Ltd the sole supplier on our General Stationery and Office Paper Framework.

Directory of live contracts and frameworks let on behalf of the Scottish Public sector.

Forward plan of all public sector contracts
View contracts in development.


Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)

Public Contracts Scotland - News

Supplier Events - upcoming opportunities

Supplier experience - Case Studies

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Scottish Procurement Policy and Action Notes

Archive - Scottish Procurement Policy and Actions Notes



Other sources of information

Supported Businesses in Scotland
See our supported business directory and case studies which look at the significant contributions SBs make to our workforce and economy.

Procurement Case Studies
Case studies from the Scottish public sector.