Measuring Progress against the Strategic Objectives
The public procurement reform programme developed four key strategic objectives aligned to the Scottish Model of Procurement:
- removing barriers to access to public contracts (in particular for SMEs)
- delivering savings and benefits
- maximising efficiency and collaboration
- embedding sustainability in all we do
Today these objectives are underpinned by a people and capability objective, this report measures the reform programme's progress, impact and achievements against the strategic objectives.
Ainslie McLaughlin Director, Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate
"I have seen first-hand the impact Procurement Reform has had in transforming the procurement landscape. The passion and commitment of the procurement community across Scotland to support their organisations and to improve the quality and efficiency of public services which we have all come to expect and rely upon.
"The development of the Centres of Expertise in the local government, central government, health and education sectors was probably the most radical change we've seen implemented. It is an approach which provides a more stable governance structure and allows for greater collaboration across our organisations.
"The Procurement Reform Act and EU Directives will help us cement the gains of the last 10 years and provide a platform for the further changes we need to deliver. Collaboration will be key. But it will be collaboration with a small 'c' and will be about procurement professionals working alongside policy clients innovating, reforming and re-designing our public services for the benefit of the people of Scotland."