Info Centre

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

Customer Satisfaction Survey Feedback Results

Customer Satisfaction Survey Feedback - Results from both Buyers and Suppliers.

This Survey was distributed to Buyers and Suppliers on 1st September 2017 with the closing date of 15th September 2017 to respond.

EU Thresholds

The European public contracts directive (2014/24/EU) applies to public authorities including, amongst others, government departments, local authorities and NHS Authorities and Trusts. The directives set out detailed procedures for the award of contracts whose value equals or exceeds specific thresholds. Details of the thresholds, applying from 1st January 2018 are provided. Thresholds are net of VAT

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.

Planned Maintenance Schedule

This maintenance schedule details the planned downtime for 2019. During the downtime window the website will be unavailable.


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.