Public Procurement and Property

Community Wealth building consultation now live

February 3, 2023 by No Comments | Category Community Wealth building, Consultations, Sustainable Procurement

Two of our outcomes for public procurement in Scotland are ‘Good for Places and Communities’ and, ‘Open and Connected’. As such, we’d like to make our public procurement and property community aware of a new Community Wealth building consultation which is now live until 25 April 2023. Views are being sought on ground-breaking proposals to help grow local economies and ensure more money stays in the hands of communities.

Community Wealth Building has five pillars:

  1. Plural ownership of the economy
  2. Making financial power work for local places
  3. Spending
  4. Fair employment and just labour markets
  5. Socially productive use of land and property

Public procurement is central to delivering this approach in Scotland and to further demonstrate our commitment to Community Wealth Building through procurement, we will soon be publishing a Review which documents Scotland’s progressive approach to achieving sustainable procurement outcomes over the past 20 years. Contracts (and frameworks) across Scotland include a high level of spend with local businesses and are instrumental in creating jobs and training opportunities. We remain committed to maximising the outcomes achieved through our procurement spend and would welcome your ideas on how we might further progress our approach.

Watch the short video below to hear from the Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth about what’s in the consultation and why it is needed.

You can also register for an online engagement event with the Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth on Tuesday 07 March 2023 between 10:00 -11:30 over Microsoft Teams.

Read the full news announcement on the ‘Consultation on Community Wealth Building’

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