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.

Fair Work Practices including Payment of the Real Living Wage

The content on Fair Work Practices, including payment of the real Living Wage, is currently undergoing a review. For further information on the real Living Wage please see the What is the real Living Wage information sheet, the Scottish Government’s Fair Work and Procurement webpage or alternatively please email

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


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

Route 2


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

Route 3


  • 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.


Current Scottish Government information on Brexit.