Public Procurement and Property
Update from the ‘World Procurement Awards’
Earlier this year, we were shortlisted for the Environmental and Social Impact Award at the World Procurement Awards. Colleagues from our Sustainable Procurement Policy Team had the exciting opportunity to attend the London awards ceremony in person on 15 June.
Competition was high being up against 14 other nominees – the majority from the private sector. Our entry focused on harnessing the power of procurement through our Sustainable Procurement Duty, to address our national and international societal ambitions and drive sustainable procurement. We built on our track record of delivering social impact to develop Sustainable Procurement Tools, guidance, and e-learning relating to climate action and other sustainable procurement goals.
This short video accompanied our award entry:
Although we didn’t win, it is a fantastic achievement to have Scotland’s sustainability objectives being recognised on a global scale. Especially as one of only a few public sector nominees shortlisted for an award.
The 2022/2023 awards season is kicking off, with entries opening very soon for the GO Excellence in Procurement Awards.
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Single speaker Transcript:
The Scottish Government is harnessing the Power of Procurement through our Sustainable Procurement Duty to address our national and international societal ambitions and drive sustainable procurement.
We built on our track record of delivering social impact to develop Sustainable Procurement Tools, guidance, and e-learning relating to climate action and other sustainable procurement goals, with more than 1800 users from over 300 organisations across the globe and many hundreds completing the e-learning.
We have increased the number of public bodies in Scotland who consider the social and climate impact of their procurements delivering real impact.
For example, our non-domestic energy efficiency and ICT frameworks deliver community benefits, the Real Living Wage and energy efficient buildings and devices; with sustainability-related outcomes at the heart of our contract to deliver a national fuel poverty scheme.
We are proud to be delivering positive outcomes for people and places in Scotland, supporting Scotland’s green and inclusive recovery and contributing to the global effort to tackle climate change.