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New Scottish Procurement Policy Note: Public Procurement – taking account of climate and circular economy considerations: SPPN 3/2022

The Scottish Government has published a new Scottish Procurement Policy Note 3/2022, to replace the SPPN 1/2021 and reflects additional sources of help and support which have been developed to enable public procurement authorities to use procurement to address the climate emergency.

New Scottish Procurement Policy Note: public procurement - prompt payment in the supply chain SPPN 2/2022

The Scottish Government has published a new Scottish Procurement Policy Note 2/2022, to provide details of how public bodies are to embed prompt payment performance in the supply chain through procurement processes. This policy note replaces SPPN 08/2009.

New Scottish Procurement Policy Note: Preparing to transition towards a National Care Service for Scotland (7/2021)

Scottish Procurement has issued a new Scottish Government Policy Note 7/2021 to advise public bodies involved in the commissioning and procurement of social care services of the action they can take to prepare for the transition towards a National Care Service for Scotland (NCS).

New Scottish Procurement Policy Note: Fair Work First has been expanded from 5 elements to 7 elements in Scottish Public Procurement (6/2021)

Scottish Procurement has issued a new Scottish Government Policy Note 6/2021 detailing that the Fair Work First criteria has been expanded from 5 elements to 7 elements. This Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN) explains the change and how it can be implemented in procurement processes. This policy note supersedes advice contained in SPPN 3/2021 – Implementation of Fair Work First in Scottish Public Procurement, which was published on 15 March 2021, and has now been withdrawn.

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