Public Procurement and Property

‘Public Procurement Priorities’ updated for 2022 to 2023

May 3, 2022 by No Comments | Category Procurement news, Public Procurement Group, Scottish Procurement

In May 2021, following consultation across the public sector and with representatives from business and the third sector, the Public Procurement Group (PPG) published a set of seven priorities for all public procurement leaders across Scotland.

Following a period of review, these have now been updated for 2022 to 2023 (with minor changes to the previous year), and are listed below:

  • Leadership & Visibility
  • Sustainable Economic Recovery
  • Supply Chain Resilience (Public Sector)
  • Maximise Impact of the Sustainable Duty
  • Climate Emergency (including carbon reduction and a circular economy)
  • Achieving professional excellence (against national policy and standards)
  • Develop our use of systems to drive sustainable outcomes and support reporting

Read more about the updated set of priorities in the full publication factsheet

In October 2021, we engaged with a number of Heads of Procurement in order to capture a snapshot of cross-sector progress against the priorities. Thank you to those that provided responses. The full report was shared with Heads of Procurement in April 2022 in order to support the identification of priority areas where performance was strong, as well as, priority areas where there was scope for improvement.

Collectively, public sector organisations reported positive progress against the Public Procurement Priorities, with 57% reporting either good progress (54%) or having fully delivered (3%) against the priorities.

A similar request will be issued to Heads of Procurement towards the end of this year to capture progress against the Public Procurement Priorities for 2022 to 2023.

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