The Scottish Model puts procurement at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery. It sees procurement as an integral part of policy development and service delivery.
Like all good ideas, it’s a simple concept - business friendly, socially responsible. Looking at outcomes not outputs, it uses the power of public spend to deliver genuine public value beyond simply cost/quality in purchasing.
Government led, it benefits from strong political leadership including three successive Cabinet Secretaries. But it is owned by the whole of the public sector. We have developed strategic relationships with key business and third sector organisations, and a project level partnership with business/third sector to agree specific solutions to specific problems.
The Value For Money triangle sums up the Scottish Model of Procurement. Value for money in Scottish procurement is not just about cost and quality, but about best balance of cost, quality and sustainability.