Procurement Threshold and Estimated Contract Value Calculation Changes

Best Practice guidance is available on the changes to:

·       procurement thresholds, and

·       the need to include VAT (where applicable) when calculating the estimated value of contracts under the procurement regulations.

These changes came into effect from 1st January 2022.

Welcome to the Procurement Journey!

The Procurement Journey provides guidance for public sector buyers who procure goods, services and care and support services.

Please read the disclaimer and definitions before you start.

Take a look at our Welcome Video if you are new to the Procurement Journey.

For more information please refer to: 

For supplier guidance, please access the Supplier Journey

Fair Work Practices including Payment of the Real Living Wage

The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 Statutory Guidance has been revised to include an updated chapter on Fair Work First.  This change reflects updates to Fair Work and the real Living Wage Policy and it can be found in the Scottish Government's Statutory Guidance.

Any questions can be emailed to: scottishprocurement@gov.scot

Please note: the content on Fair Work Practices in the Procurement Journey is currently undergoing a review. For further information on the real Living Wage please see the What is the real Living Wage information sheet, or refer to the Scottish Government’s Fair Work and Procurement webpage 

Please note that information on Fair Work First, which includes payment of the real Living Wage, can be found in SPPN 06/2021.


Route 1

Requirements

  • Unregulated procurements under £50k
  • Not repetitive or specialist

Route 2

Requirements

  • Regulated procurements
  • Between £50k and the GPA threshold

Route 3

Requirements

  • Regulated procurements
  • GPA threshold and above

How Do I Use the Procurement Journey?

If you have never used the Procurement Journey before, you can find out more information here.

Document Library

You can search and filter on Procurement Journey documents based on route and station.

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