Public Procurement and Property

Scotland’s journey to sustainable procurement

February 28, 2023 by No Comments | Category Community Wealth building, Procurement news, Sustainable Procurement

We have published Scotland’s journey of achieving sustainable procurement outcomes 2002-2022: independent review.

This significant Review was conducted by Harkins Research & Consultancy Ltd, a Scottish micro business, who undertook a literature review and conducted interviews with key stakeholders working in procurement across the UK.

A clear research finding is the success of Scotland’s journey of achieving sustainable procurement outcomes, driven by a strong passion and commitment across all sectors.

The research indicated that Scotland has a long and effective history of supplier engagement and development, driven by a desire to support the local economy and maximise outcomes.

Procurement and local spend is a key pillar of Community Wealth Building. To celebrate the links between sustainable procurement outcomes and community wealth, we will shortly be publishing a short video featuring Mr McKee and Mr Arthur in support of launching the Review. Following this video, later in March we will be sharing a second video featuring peers from across the public sector who contributed to the Review research consultation: Scottish Prison Service, Renfrewshire Council and LINK Group.

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 later this year as a roadmap for the next 5 years.

Find out more via the “Creating jobs through public spending” News Release on

Readers may be interested in contributing to the live Community Wealth Building consultation which is live until 25 April 2023.

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