Public Procurement and Property

Scottish Government’s annual procurement report published

July 31, 2018 by No Comments | Category Procurement news, Scottish Procurement, SMEs

The Scottish Government has published its first annual procurement report.

The report charts the progress against the intentions set out in the Scottish Government’s first procurement strategy, published in December 2016.

Key highlights set out in the report include that over the reporting period:

  • Scottish Government contracts saved the public sector almost £160 million.
  • SMEs won £250 million of Scottish Government contracts.
  • 99% of valid invoices were paid within ten days, getting cash into the economy as quickly as possible.
  • A range of Fair Work practices were secured across Scottish Government contracts, improving pay and conditions for those working in our supply chain.

From this year, all public bodies with a significant procurement spend are required to report on how their procurement activities were carried out in the previous financial year.

As this is the first report, it covers a slightly longer period, from January 2017 to March 2018.

Annual reports published by all relevant public bodies in Scotland will inform a separate report on public procurement activity across Scotland which will be prepared by Scottish Ministers.

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