Procurement case studies

Case studies can illustrate not only the practical steps, but also strategic decisions which have gone on to create successful procurement practices and results.

Each month, a new case study will be added with each one highlighting a different area of success. The key points from each case study are intented to help other public sector organisations take inspiration from the successes of others and share best practice.

Foreword by Alastair Merrill FCIPS, Director, Procurement & Commercial, Scottish Government

"I am a great believer in the inspirational power of story. The story of the Scottish Model of public procurement, a distinct approach that seeks to balance social responsibility with business friendly policies and processes, shows just what can be achieved with the right investment of vision, leadership and commitment.

"Since the publication of John McClelland’s report back in 2006, the procurement landscape of Scotland has evolved through many individual acts of change and transformation. Over the coming months, we want to highlight some of these stories of success.

"I hope you will enjoy reading this and subsequent case studies and draw insight and inspiration from them."


Case study 1

Renfrewshire Council
Assessing procurement capability can help

Find out how this local authority seized the opportunity to reform their procurement operation using a Procurement Capability Assessment, achieving quite remarkable results.

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Case study 2

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde/ Brookfield Multiplex
Good procurement is sustainable procurement

Find out how this health board, along with partners, is trying to achieve sustainable procurement by including social, economic and environmental benefits into the constuction of a new hospital.

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Case study 3

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA)/ Intercall
How web conferencing helped SEPA - could it help you?

Web conferencing can deliver an effective solution to organisations which have 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?

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Case study 4

Gartcosh Crime Campus Project
Sustainable Procurement - it would be criminal not to!

The Scottish Crime Campus project was a major construction project in the North Lanarkshire area to bring together four of Scotland’s crime fighting organisations in one location. The introduction of Scottish Procurement's targets for environmental and community benefits has seen the project win two prestigious awards for 'sustainable procurement'.

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