Social Enterprise Register

Research Report: Public Procurement and the Third Sector in Scotland

Posted in: General News

This newly launched report presents the results of the third survey of public sector commissioners and procurement staff in Scotland. Where possible and useful, it compares the findings with the surveys produced in 2012 and 2014.

This study has been designed to explore the awareness, attitudes, behaviours and aspirations of public sector staff that play a role in commissioning and purchasing services. It focuses on those areas where the Scottish Government’s agendas relating to Sustainable Procurement and support for an Enterprising Third Sector converge. In particular, it examines the awareness and use of Community Benefits in Procurement Clauses in procurement and Public Social Partnerships, two of the key elements of the Developing Markets for Third Sector Providers programme.

Download the full report here.