If you are a public sector organisation looking to buy PCs, laptops or tablets, you could save money by purchasing through one of our frameworks. Price reductions are available on selected products on each of the frameworks.
Director of Procurement and Commercial, Alastair Merrill looks back over the month and provides his take on all the main stories affecting the procurement sector in Scotland, including the recent Parliamentary debate on the Procurement Reform Bill as well as the adoption of European Procurement Directives.
A debate on Stage 1 of the Public Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill took place in the Scottish Parliament yesterday, 20 February 2014. The full Official Report of the debate is available to view.
The advert for the new Publishing, Print, Design and Associated Services Framework has been published on Public Contracts Scotland. The framework will be open to all Scottish public sector organisations to use and has a deadline date of 8 April 2014 for responses.
With Scotland's 20 'supported businesses' (establishments where more than half of workers are people with a disability) attending an event to showcase their goods and services to potential buyers, there's no better time than now to attend one of our 'Meet the Buyer' events. Find out how working with supported businesses can benefit your organisation while helping to sustain vital employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The two framework agreements for Marketing Services have been running now for over eight months. All Scottish Public sector bodies are eligible to access the frameworks, which will help to deliver value for money savings and increased efficiency across the public sector. Organisations with limited resources, who have a requirement for more than one of the services listed, may find the Marketing Services Fully Managed Service framework useful in meeting their needs.
A case study looking at how web conferencing can deliver an effective solution to organisations with staff spread across different sites. The benefits for this environmental agency included time and money savings - could your organisation also enjoy the advantages of web conferencing as a business solution?
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today welcomed a decision by European Ministers to adopt new procurement legislation aimed at simplifying public procurement and improving access to public contracts for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The directives will replace existing European legislation passed in 2004.
The Council of the European Union has today adopted three new public procurement directives with the aim of simplifying public procurement and improving access to public contracts for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Scottish Parliament's Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee publishes a report on the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill.