We implement a clear and defined process when purchasing goods, works or services. The ultimate aim is to provide the best possible service, at the right price for our customers.
Procurement approach & strategy
We do this through fair and transparent competition between external suppliers to ensure value for money and a high-quality standard. The ultimate aim is to provide the best possible service, at the right price for customers.
Procurement can range from the acquisition of a high-value, business critical service to the purchase of low-value, everyday products such as office stationery. The price often determines the route taken to complete the purchase. We also work with contractors and suppliers to meet our sustainability objectives and deliver community benefits on contracts of sufficient size.
We are governed by Public Sector Procurement legislation. The landscape is highly regulated to ensure equality of opportunities for all potential bidders, with more stringent laws on contracts over certain value thresholds.
For all high value contracts, Trust requires suppliers to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct supporting Fair Work First practices and adhering to the Modern Slavery Act.
Strategy & policies
The way we work to meet our core values and objectives are documented in our Procurement Strategy, Policy and Procedure documents. Download our Procurement Strategy and Annual Procurement Report below in our related downloads for a review of our achievements in the last financial year.
Opportunities for Contractors and Suppliers
We want to encourage bids from all businesses and offer opportunities to SME’s where possible. All our open contracting opportunities are advertised on the Public Contracts Scotland portal website. If you are an interested contractor or supplier and want to bid for our jobs please register as a Supplier, have a look at our Buyer’s page and setup notifications for jobs. We can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Our active list of regulated contracts is published publicly as a regulatory requirement. The contract register details the contracted supplier, route to market, start and end dates. This offers clarity to existing contractors and enables potential new contractors to gauge our future procurement activity.