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Scottish Government Procurement Policies

Scottish Government Procurement Policies

The Scottish Procurement Policy Notes provide up-to-date advice and guidance on policy and procedural issues relating to works and non-works procurement.

Please find a link below to the Scottish Government site:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/policy/SPPNSSPANS/policy-notes

The Public Procurement Thresholds from 1st January 2016

These apply to public procurement exercises run under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 ("the Procurement Regulations") from 1 January 2016.

The threshold values are relevant to all procurement exercises commenced on or after 1 January 2016 and are expected to apply for a two year period.

Once the forthcoming implementing regulations for the new EU Directives come into force, a further notice will be published detailing the applicable thresholds.

Public Sector Contracting Authorities
  • Goods £ 164,176
  • Services £ 164,176
  • Works £ 4,104,394

Changes to the public procurement rules in Scotland


in 2016 there are a number of key changes to the rules on public procurement in Scotland, arising from:

  • EU Directive 2014/24/EU ("the public procurement directive");
  • EU Directive 2014/25/EU ("the utilities directive");
  • EU Directive 2014/23/EU ("the concessions directive"); and
  • The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 ("the Act")

For Further Information Contact

Procurement
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa
Tel: 01259 452017 / 450000
Email: