Procurex Scotland 2018 are delighted to be working with the Centres of Expertise and other leading organisations as our event partners, all of whom will be exhibiting on the day.
The public sector spends over £11 billion a year on goods and services across the public sector. This provides an excellent platform to work with the public, private and third sectors to “deliver procurement that improves public services for a prosperous, fairer and more sustainable Scotland.”
Public procurement is a key partner and enabler to deliver Scotland’s economic strategy. We invest in our people, infrastructure and assets in a sustainable way, encourage innovation, and promote inclusive growth
Legislation has re-enforced the principles of the Scottish Model of Procurement. It maintains the ethos of the public procurement reform programme – business friendly, socially responsible procurement that delivers better outcomes for Scotland.
Our public procurement contracts are amongst the most accessible in the world for micro, small and medium size organisations. We are providing opportunities for Scotland’s small and medium sized enterprises and third sector organisations to benefit through public sector business both domestically and in other countries.
Scotland Excel is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for the local government sector. Established in 2008, we are a leading public sector shared service offering a portfolio of collaborative contracts, an award-winning learning and development programme, and a range of consultancy and improvement services.
At Scotland Excel we are leaders of change. Over the past seven years, our contract portfolio has grown to c. £700m and we have helped to raise the profile of procurement by championing its potential to shape markets, support policy priorities and, ultimately, ensure the sustainable delivery of the services that every community needs.
Our new strategy will capitalise on our strengths and seek innovative ways to help our members respond to the unprecedented challenges facing the sector. Our ambition is to become their ‘partner of choice’ for a range of shared services which deliver efficiency benefits and help members realise their procurement and commercial potential.
APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) Limited is the procurement centre of expertise for Scotland’s 62 universities and colleges. It is a private limited company, owned by its client institutions and established in response to the McClelland Report: Review of Public Procurement in Scotland, which made recommendations for public procurement reform.
NHS National Services Scotland
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) provides national strategic support services and expert advice to NHSScotland in order to ‘support Scotland’s health’.
NSS National Procurement provides a single procurement service for NHSScotland, using years of experience in procurement in order to achieve the best results for customers and deliver maximum savings.
Crown Commercial Service
We’re one of the biggest public procurement organisations in Europe. We help organisations across the whole of the public sector find the right commercial solutions covering everything from locum doctors to police cars. Our customers include NHS, local authorities, police forces, schools, colleges, government departments and charities across the UK.
Supplier Development Programme
If you want to work with the public sector, the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) can help. We offer free tender training and support to SME’s and the third sector to help unravel the tender process, improve your bids and win valuable public sector contracts. Visit sdpscotland.co.uk for more information
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