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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: Implementation of Fair Work First in Scottish Public Procurement (3/2021)

Scottish Procurement has issued a new Scottish Procurement Policy Note 3/2021 detailing the actions of how public bodies can implement the new Fair Work First criteria into regulated procurement processes that commence from 1 April 2021.

New Scottish Procurement Policy Note: Procurement activity during the Scottish Parliament election period (2/2021)

The Scottish Parliament election is on the 6 May 2021. Scottish Procurement has released a new Scottish Procurement Policy Note 1/2021, which states procurement staff need to take careful consideration when conducting business during the formal Scottish election period, which runs from 25 March until 6 May.

SDP and COVID-19 Procurement Guidance

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.

Scottish Government Issues New Construction Policy Notes: CPN 8/2020 and CPN 9/2020

Construction Policy Notes (CPNs) alert contracting authorities to new policy, guidance and other matters relating to public sector construction. The Scottish Government has published two new Construction Policy Notes.

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