Summary of regulated procurement

Transport Scotland’s regulated procurements are governed by the policies and procedures described in the Transport Scotland Corporate Procurement Strategy 2021-2022.

We make use of existing framework agreements where appropriate, including, but not limited to, Transport Scotland frameworks, Scottish Government frameworks and UK frameworks, as well as procuring new framework agreements and contracts where required.

During the reporting period, Transport Scotland completed 40 regulated procurements as shown in Table 1, with a combined total value of over £108 million. This includes close to £64 million of contracts and call-offs, and £44.5 million of new framework agreements. These procurements include 8 call-offs from collaborative frameworks owned by Scottish Government, Crown Commercial Services or Scotland Excel. A regulated procurement is any procurement for public supplies or services with a value of £50,000 or above, or of greater than £2,000,000 for works contracts. A regulated procurement is considered completed when the award notice is published on the Public Contracts Scotland website, or where the procurement process otherwise comes to an end.

Table 1 - Summary of Transport Scotland’s regulated procurement activity
01/04/21 - 31/03/22 Restricted Non-Competitive Action TS Framework call-off Collaborative Framework call-off Total
Services and Supply 9 0 23 8 40
Total 9 0 23 8 40

Further detail on the procurements referred to in Table 1 is contained within Appendix A.

During the reporting period Transport Scotland’s Procurement Team checked new contract notices prior to publication, to ensure that contract notices developed in Public Contracts Scotland included the relevant information and commitments.

Transport Scotland paid 96% of supplier invoices within ten days during the reporting period.