From ‘Independent Review: Scotland’s journey of achieving sustainable procurement outcomes (2002-2022)‘ by Harkins Research & Consultancy Ltd, published today:
From the early 2000s, Scotland has demonstrated a real commitment and desire throughout
local and national government to encompass community benefits and sustainable outcomes
through public procurement activity. This is evidenced by its policy, practice, culture, and
through a substantial programme of activity across the public sector. The literature review
across the UK indicates that Scotland appears to be leading the way in many areas. These
The strength of commitment to the sustainable procurement agenda and the
consistent focus which has driven innovation and improvement, most notably via the
Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 (the Act) and the Sustainable Procurement
The support and tools available within the Procurement Journey website and
Sustainable Procurement Tools platform accompanied by ongoing training and
The sharing of best practice, innovation and outcomes through the ongoing
publication of case studies, commissioned research, and annual reports which
provide a clear and transparent picture of what is being achieved, and the priorities
for development and improvement.
The UK Government’s Procurement Bill is proposing many elements already embedded
within Scottish practice and enabled through the reform of Scottish procurement policy and
legislative framework. This indicates the strength of Scotland’s position and progress in
relation to sustainable procurement.
Full report at: https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/independent-report/2023/02/independent-review-scotlands-journey-achieving-sustainable-procurement-outcomes-2002-2022/documents/independent-review-scotlands-journey-achieving-sustainable-procurement-outcomes-2002-2022/independent-review-scotlands-journey-achieving-sustainable-procurement-outcomes-2002-2022/govscot%3Adocument/independent-review-scotlands-journey-achieving-sustainable-procurement-outcomes-2002-2022.pdf
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2 hours ago — An independent review that looks back over the past twenty years of sustainable public procurement in Scotland and other parts of the UK.
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It is gnored by the Scottish media since it contains nothing for them to whinge about.
Thanks for the info. 👍
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This is a gem of a report you have uncovered , it’s also evidence of the BBC in Scotland and elsewhere implementing their good news in Scotland blackout policy