Info Centre

Below see useful information relating to Public Contracts Scotland and public sector procurement in general.

Case Studies

A collection of case studies showing various companies like yours who have used the site to find business opportunities and turn them into successful sales.

EU Thresholds

The European public contracts directive (2014/24/EU) will be transposed into Scottish legislation in April 2016. With the exception of social and other specific services the following thresholds will apply to procurement carried out under the existing procurement directives in Scotland (The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012) from 1st January.

External Links

A list of links to sites with content closely related to public procurement and purchasing. Links to third party sites are provided for your convenience. The Scottish Government does not control these sites nor is it responsible for their contents. Inclusion of links does not imply endorsement of the site, business or organisation, or of the material displayed on these sites. Third party sites will open in a new window. Click on one of the items below.

Forward Plan

The forward plan provides information on potential collaborative opportunities from public sector buying organisations in Scotland which may be advertised over the next 12-18 months. These give you, as a supplier, advance notice of collaborative opportunities that may be offered by the public sector in the future - so that you can plan accordingly. You should be aware that when a public sector organisation includes details of a requirement in the forward plan, it does not necessarily mean that an opportunity will be offered in the future or within the timescales indicated. LIVE FRAMEWORKS For live frameworks, the end date specified is exclusive of any extension period unless otherwise stated. The names of the Framework contractor(s) have been included for transparency in relation to possible sub-contract opportunities.


Useful procurement related publications and guides.


A link to the list of current Scottish public procurement legislation maintained on the Scottish Government website (external website). To open the page in a new window Press CTRL + click.

UK & Ireland Opportunities

Links to access the public sector contract opportunities on other UK & Irish procurement portals.


A directory of videos relating to Public Contracts Scotland.