Through the Climate and Procurement Forum, Scottish Procurement has launched a Climate Literacy eLearning platform as part of its sustainable procurement tools for buyers.
The Scottish Government has announced a new strategic framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland. It builds on Scotland's first cyber resilience strategy: Safe, Secure and Prosperous. The new strategy will expand on the achievements of the previous, and address on-going and new challenges. Ultimately, enabling the Scottish Government and it partners to achieve their vision of Scotland thriving by being a digitally secure and resilient nation.
Scottish Borders Council announces Subcontracting Services Framework for works including landscaping, fencing and groundwork and additional services
With most parts of Scotland now back in lock down, SDP have put together this short notice as a reminder of the procurement guidance issued by the Scottish Government in their Scottish Procurement Policy Notice's (SPPN) earlier in the pandemic. There are three main areas of guidance that still remain valid as of 17 February 2021: the on-going support relief that is available for suppliers, how to make the best of procurement resources, and procurement regulations.
Firsts for Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, and Highland Council in Supplier Engagement
Supplier Development Programme responds to second consultation on the regulation of the electrical industry
Clackmannanshire Council Invites Suppliers to Bid for Leadership and Development Pathways Contract Opportunity
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note (SPPN): Taking account of climate and circular economy considerations in public procurement (1/2021)
Scottish Procurement has issued a new Scottish Procurement Policy Note 1/2021, which clarifies expectations with respect to climate and circular economy considerations, aligning recently strengthened climate change reporting duties and current procurement policy and legislation which already requires public bodies to consider and act on opportunities to improve environmental wellbeing.
Local councils connect Scottish businesses to public contract opportunities through Supplier Development Programme
New Scottish Procurement Policy Note: Changes to Procurement legislation at the end of the EU Exit Transition Period (11/2020)
Scottish Procurement has issued a new Scottish Procurement Policy Note 10/2020, which clarifies the Scottish Government’s policy on measuring social impact through procurement. Success in contributing to Scotland’s purpose is measured in terms of outcomes. These outcomes align to the National Performance Framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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