Route 3 - Develop Strategy

This part of the Procurement Journey is to help you develop commodity/service strategies.

A commodity/service strategy is always required for Route 3 procurements. The commodity/service strategy however should be proportionate to risk, value and strategic importance of the commodity/service to the Organisation. Consideration must also be given to Planning, Sustainable Procurement (including Fair Work practices and Climate Change considerations) and Risk Management throughout this stage of the Journey.

The individual stations under Develop Commodity/Service Strategy provide guidance to assist you in completing the Strategy Development Pack. To save templates in a version that you can edit yourself you should click the appropriate template hyperlink, right mouse click over the "Open File" link and select the option "Save Target As".

A commodity/service strategy should not be confused with a Procurement Strategy, which is now a mandatory legislative requirement under The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 for an Organisation which estimates that the value of its regulated contracts in a year will be equal to or greater than £5,000,000.  Further information on Procurement Strategy requirements can be found in the Leadership & Governance section.


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