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 and has been extended until 9 May 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. To further demonstrate our commitment to Community Wealth Building through procurement, we recently published 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.

Whilst this Review looks back at the past 20 years, we are always looking to the future to drive forward the power of procurement. Look out for the first-ever Public Procurement Strategy for Scotland being published on 27 April 2023 as a roadmap for the next 5 years.

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

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

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