Public Procurement and Property

  • Sustainable Procurement has ‘vital role’ in tackling the climate and nature crises

    8th November 2021 by

    Fernbrae Meadows in GlasowWildflower meadow created on the site of a derelict golf course - NatureScot

    Celebrating 'Nature' day at COP26, we welcome a guest blog from NatureScot – Scotland’s nature agency who work to improve our natural environment in Scotland and inspire everyone to care more about it.

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  • Latest update from the Public Procurement Group (PPG)

    21st October 2021 by

    Latest update from the Public Procurement Group (PPG) provided by Edwina Ryan, Senior Policy Officer within the Scottish Procurement Policy branch and chair of the short life working group which is developing an action plan to respond to the recommendations from the Sustainable Procurement Duty research.

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  • Talking responsible procurement with Zero Waste Scotland

    4th October 2021 by

    Solar panels

    As we mark the final countdown to COP26, Scottish Procurement are delighted to welcome a guest blog from Zero Waste Scotland to discuss the advantages of a “circular procurement” model and actions the public procurement community can take to support Scotland’s Net Zero ambitions.

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  • NDEE Frameworks: Bringing buildings on our Net Zero journey

    23rd September 2021 by

    LED lightbulb and cash savings

    Now that #ScotClimateWeek has passed, the real countdown to COP26 in November begins! With climate change at the forefront of our minds, our next video case study features Non Domestic Energy Efficiency (NDEE) frameworks which help public and third sector organisations support Scotland's Net Zero ambitions by improving the energy efficiency of their buildings - and make real cash savings.

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  • Scotland’s Baby Box on display in Philadelphia

    21st September 2021 by

    Scotland's Baby Box in situ

    Earlier this year, we shared a blog post announcing a new contract between Scottish Government and APS Group (Scotland) to continue to support the supply and distribution of Scotland’s Baby Box and support for the Best Start Grant. One of Scotland's Baby Boxes is now on display as part of the second 'Designing Motherhood' exhibition at the Centre for Architecture + Design in Philadelphia.

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