8.6 Procurement


This section provides information about the institution’s procurement policies, procedures and arrangements.

In some instances information will be exempt from disclosure where it contains personal information, or information which, if released. May substantially prejudice the commercial interests of any person, endanger the physical or mental health or the safety of an individual, substantially prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs, or constitute an actionable breach of confidence.

Collaborative procurements may be led by central bodies such as Procurement Scotland, APUC Limited, Excel, NHS National Procurement or Central Government Procurement Centre of Expertise. Information about the procurement services these organisations provide to the institution may be obtained direct from the organisations.

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Category NameCategory DescriptionExamples/CommentsFormat of informationFeeWithheld information
Procurement policies Institution's overall strategy for procurement of non-pay expenditure and policies for compliance with legal obligations on major procurement exercises   Available on website Free  
Procurement procedures Institution's procurement and purchasing manuals Included in procurement policy Available on website Free  
Procurement contacts Contact information for procurement and purchasing information   Available on website Free  
Tender documentation EU-prescribed call for competition contract notices, invitations to tender, and pre-qualification questionnaire documentation for significant procurements Tenders are published on the Public Contracts Scotland website

Invitations to tender and pre-qualification questionnaire documentation and information about potential significant procurement exercises.

Supplier contracts EU-prescribed award notices of major contracts over EU thresholds Information is published on the Public Contracts Scotland website   Free Information will not be made available where disclosure would breach confidentiality under S.36 and/or our commercial interests under S.33 of the Act.