How Do I Choose the Correct Route?
Route 1 provides guidance and templates for procurements that are:
- low value (a total estimated value of under £50k excluding VAT)
- low risk and
Route 2 provides guidance and templates for procurements that are:
- regulated procurements
- between £50k and up to the GPA Procurement threshold
Route 3 provides guidance and templates for procurements that are:
- regulated procurements; as defined in the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014
- equal to the GPA Procurement threshold and above
In the case of a lotted contract, the estimated value shall be the total estimated value of all such lots.
If you are unable to estimate the value of a contract that contract will be explicitly made subject to the procurement rules and you should take advice from your own legal advisers or your Centre of Expertise.
The 3 different Procurement Journey Routes are designed to give you options that are proportionate to the risk and value of the procurement exercise that you are conducting.
Please refer to Procurement Threshold and Estimated Contract Value Changes for more information on how to calculate your contract value.