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Procurement - Our Processes

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These are the policies and procedures we must follow when buying from you:

Rules and Procedures

We purchase goods, services, works and utilities from many different suppliers and contractors. The authority to make buying decisions is currently passed down to some council services, and others make their purchases through our Procurement Service. The Procurement Service provides specialist advice and support, however, there are rules which affect how we buy goods and services.

European and UK Law

The range of legislation that defines how we must procure includes:

  • EU treaty principles
  • EU Public Procurement Directives
  • Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations
  • Best Value Statutory Guidance
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

The Council’s Constitution

The Contract Standing Order Scheme of Tender Procedures set out the procurement procedures that the we must follow. Some Services are able to make their own purchases in accordance with the Scheme of Tender Procedures.

Services which are able to make their own purchases

Sustainable Procurement Policy

How and why the Council is requiring sustainability to be integrated into procurement decision making is outlined in the Sustainable Procurement Policy.