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What do you think of the public procurement system in Scotland?

November 29, 2021 by No Comments | Category Procurement news, Scottish Procurement, suppliers, survey, Third sector

Public procurement in Scotland is #OpenAndConnected

We have commissioned Blake Stevenson Ltd., an independent research company, to investigate the views and experiences of third sector organisations and new private sector companies, in relation to public procurement in Scotland via an online survey which is open until 21 December.

In our definition of ‘third-sector organisations’, we include charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups. By ‘new’ private sector companies, we mean companies set up within the last 5 years.

You may have recently bid for a public contract (either as the lead or as part of a consortium) or may have decided not to for a variety of reasons. In either of these cases, we are interested in your views.

Click here to complete the survey (opens in new window)

If you have any questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to get in touch. The researchers can be contacted on 0131 667 2919 or alternatively you can contact Katie Forman by email on (opens in new window)

As a reminder, new private businesses are also invited to participate in a short telephone / online interview to provide more in-depth views about their experiences – please click here to find out more. We encourage new private businesses to contact Lena Sideri ( if they wish to participate in an interview.

Your views will be analysed by the researchers and will inform future development of the public procurement system in Scotland, ensuring that it is as inclusive as possible and that organisations can better access, compete for and deliver public contracts.

To find out more about Public Procurement in Scotland, please visit

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