Procurement Working Group
Scottish Government’s long term vision is “Delivering procurement that improves public services for a prosperous, fairer and more sustainable Scotland’. While this vision covers all forms of procurement, Construction plays a significant role, and as such, has been recognised with the formation of the ‘Construction Reform Delivery Group’, which is responsible for the implementation of the 66 recommendations contained within the October 2013 Procurement Review Report.
The 66 individual recommendations have been grouped into 21 work streams. However, the main work streams which Construction Scotland have highlighted are:
- Tender Process
- Contracts & Risk
- Fair Payment
- Community Benefits
Alastair Wallace (Chair, Procurement Working Group / Thomas & Adamson)
Ann Allen (University of Glasgow)
Ron Fraser (Carillion)
Rudi Klein (SEC Group)
Ken Gillespie (Galliford Try)
Karyn Watt (Anderson Strathern)
Response to Scottish Government Paper
CS have responded to Scottish Government’s ‘Implementation Themes, Workstreams and Recommendations’ paper, highlighting the key areas where CS believe they could add value to the process on behalf of the industry.
Scottish Government & Scottish Futures Trust Dialogue
Construction Scotland have had positive dialogue with Scottish Government (SG) and The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) over the last six months, which has resulted in CS being invited onto SG’s Public Procurement Reform Board (PPRB) and associated Supplier Groups.
CS are currently working with David Mason on gathering research and creating a plan for procurement.