17 October 2014
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.
16 October 2014
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.
8 October 2014
Scottish Procurement’s General Stationery and Office Paper Framework delivers 0.7 per cent price reduction across entire range.
Following endorsement by the Centres of Expertise, the Postal Services framework has been extended to 28 February 2016.
As a result of a recent price review with Spectrum Computer Supplies Ltd, Scottish Procurement can confirm that an overall 3.9 per cent reduction to prices across the entire range of goods has been agreed.
2 October 2014
Director Procurement and Commercial, Alastair Merrill looks ahead to this year's Scottish National Procurement Conference, which this year celebrates a decade of success. Alastair provides his reflections on the recent visit by the President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply...
19 September 2014
The Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply's East of Scotland Branch is delighted to welcome members and non-members alike to meet the new CIPS President, Craig Lardner. Alastair Merrill, Director, Procurement and Commercial at the Scottish Government will also speak at this event.
This year's finalists for the 2014/15 Government Opportunities Awards in procurement have been announced.
12 September 2014
Scottish Procurement has recently carried out an assessment in relation to the future requirements of the National IT Managed Services Framework and the Central Government Application and Web Development Framework.
26 August 2014
Crown Commercial Service, supported by Scottish Procurement, are offering a free to attend event taking place on 7 October 2014.
22 August 2014
The purpose of this Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN) is to provide purchasers with advice on the options available to them when dealing with companies active in illegal settlements.
21 August 2014
Director of Procurement and Commercial, Alastair Merrill writes about today’s launch of the new Procurement Academy at Glasgow City College, procurement modern apprenticeships and the £2 million Scottish Government investment over the next 2 years to support the relocation of three social enterprises…
15 August 2014
The Directory of Supported Businesses has, today, been circulated to over 6,000 public sector buyers, along with an endorsement from Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism to help encourage the use of supported businesses in Scotland.
14 August 2014
Invitations to tender for eight temporary staff frameworks for the Scottish public sector was launched on 11 August.
18 July 2014
The new Directive requires contracting authorities to be able to receive eInvoices and make payment electronically for all contracts regulated under the EU Procurement Directives.
10 July 2014
Director of Procurement and Commercial, Alastair Merrill reflects this month on, amongst other matters, his recent trip to the Scottish Borders, fraud and corruption in commercial relationships, commencement of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act’s provisions…
The final extension periods for the national desktop and mobile hardware frameworks will end on 27 May 2015. Moving forward, Scottish Procurement’s ICT Products Team would very much welcome stakeholders views on future requirements in relation to the refresh of the existing agreements…
9 July 2014
Several new pieces of legislation will be changing the regulatory framework for public procurement across the Scottish public sector.
The Central Government framework agreement for the provision of Banking Services went live on 1 July 2014.
8 July 2014
The Scottish Government is to expand the scope of its legal services framework to the whole of the central government sector.
Scottish Government's Paul McNulty, Deputy Director of Policy, Strategy and Systems for Scottish Procurement was recently interviewed for the European Commission's Green Public Procurement (GPP) Newsletter.
30 June 2014
This collaborative framework is expected to create savings of up to 40 per cent for Scottish public sector organisations over a wide range of telephony services.
Scottish Procurement’s National Conference is being held on Tuesday, 21 October at the SECC, Glasgow.