Welcome to SDP CalMac Ferries Ltd
The Procurement responsibility for the David MacBrayne Group is carried out by the Contracts and Procurement manager, reporting to the Group Finance director.
The Group companies are – David MacBrayne Ltd., CalMac Ferries Ltd, Argyll Ferries Ltd, and David MacBrayne HR (UK) Ltd. We procure goods, services and works by effective use of competition whenever possible. Through our procurement actions our prime objective is to obtain best value for money. This means we consider the optimum combination of quality and whole life cost which will meet the needs of the user’s requirements.
We are subject to a series of European Union Procurement Directives. We promote non-discriminatory, equal and transparent competition between supplier of goods, services or works. If the estimated value of the total acquisition price is expected to exceed the EU procurement threshold, and is not exempt from the regulations, we will publish a Contract notice in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).
In all our dealings with suppliers, and potential suppliers, we maintain the highest standards of honesty, integrity, impartiality and objectivity. We pursue value for money; encourage continuous improvement and innovation to take advantage of latest developments.
The Group companies participate in collaborative procurements with other bodies when we can gain additional leverage from our expenditure, by aggregating our requirements with other organisations. This includes working with central collaborative buying organisations such as the Crown Commercial Service and Scottish Procurement.