Procurement Policy and Strategy
As a public sector organisation the primary objective
of VisitScotland procurement activity is to secure
best value for money.
Our procurement strategy aims to ensure that
all procurement activity takes full account of wider economic,
social and environmental responsibilities within its processes and
promotes fair and equal competition at all times.
VisitScotland uses the Public Contracts
Scotland website to publicly advertise all contract opportunities
over £50,000. To access public procurement opportunities you
are invited to register as a supplier on the Public Contracts
Find out more about the procurement activity we have in place
Procurement Strategy 2016 - 2019 sets out how the organisation
will continue to employ a robust and sustainable approach to
The Strategy serves to enable the organisation’s Corporate Plan
whilst adhering to the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and
the Scottish Government Procurement Journey to work collaboratively
to secure value for money.
We have produced a Procurement
Policy to assist staff in the procurement process, ensuring
that appropriate internal controls are maintained and to act as a
point of reference.
Conditions of Contract:
Public sector procurement is a legal process
and VisitScotland is required to adhere to EU legal
VisitScotland has a no purchase order - no payment policy.
Suppliers are required to have received a purchase order before
they undertake a commitment on behalf of
Our Conditions of Contract are an integral part of a
VisitScotland Order and should be recognised and understood by all
parties or providers of goods and services to VisitScotland.
Our Conditions of Contract.
In line with the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act
2014, we have published our
summarised Contracts Register.
This will be refreshed on a quarterly basis. If you
require any further information in relation to the publicised
Contracts Register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our summarised Contracts
We recognise the need to drive sustainable procurement in all
purchasing activities and fully endorse the Scottish
Government's Sustainable Procurement Action Plan.
Responsible and Sustainable procurement is about achieving value
for money whilst realising environmental, community and economic
Responsible and Sustainable procurement is a process whereby
organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and
utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life
basis. This generates benefits not only to the organisation but
also to community and the economy, while minimising damage to the
|The Supplier Development
Programme (SDP) is a local authority partnership
programme established to offer Small and Medium Enterprises
(SMEs) the opportunity to grow and
diversify through engaging with Public Sector organisations.
On the SDP website you will find tips for responding to
public tenders as well as help with policies. In addition the
SDP also provides workshops to cover specific
topics relating to completing pre-qualification questionnaires and
tenders for public sector.
Procurement Annual Report:
|In line with the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act
2014, we will publish our first Procurement Annual Report by Spring