Executive summary

Procurement and commercial capability are key enablers to successfully delivering Transport Scotland’s business.

Our financial resources are part of the Scottish budget which is currently set on an annual basis to support the delivery of the National Transport Strategy (NTS2), to create a sustainable, inclusive, safe and accessible transport system, which in turn will help to deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Scotland for communities, businesses and visitors.

While a large part of this budget is allocated to other public and private sector organisations through grants and support, our procurement spend is significant and more than £2.032 billion was spent on contracts under its management in 2020-2021.

As an agency of the Scottish Government, and in line with the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, we have reviewed and updated our Procurement Strategy to ensure that it continues to support the Scottish Government’s goals and procurement priorities. The Procurement Strategy sets out the strategic direction of Transport Scotland’s procurement activity for 2022-2023 taking account of our legal obligations, ensuring that we make the best use of public money, whilst protecting our climate and improving lives.

Transport Scotland publishes an Annual Procurement Report on the performance of our regulated procurements, with the most recent published in December 2021.