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Corporate Procurement

Information about our corporate procurement including our annual report, 3 year strategy and contracts register.

The role of corporate procurement is to develop and facilitate the collaborative process of identifying and obtaining goods, services and works to support us in our delivery of 5 strategic outcomes:

  • Early years and vulnerable young people
  • Learning, life and work
  • Environment and economy
  • Safe, supportive communities
  • Older people and people with long-term conditions

Tenders and contracts

Annual Procurement Report and Regulated Contract Plan

The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 requires contracting authorities to prepare and publish an annual procurement report on their regulated procurement activities as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of their financial year.

Regulated procurement is defined as procurement exercises for goods and services with a value of £50,000 or more and for works with a value of £2 million or more.

The Regulated Contract Plan contains details of anticipated regulated procurement opportunities for the financial period 2021 to 2023, and is included in the Annual Procurement Report.

  SAC Procurement Annual Report 2022 (PDF) [1MB]

Corporate Procurement Strategy 2023 to 2024

The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act also requires us to develop a procurement strategy and review it annually.

Our Corporate Procurement Strategy 2023 to 2024 demonstrates how corporate procurement in South Ayrshire plays a fundamental role in support the delivery of our strategic objectives.

   Read the Corporate Procurement Strategy for 2023 to 2024 (PDF) [800KB]

Local policy statement

As part of our commitment to Make the Most of the Local Economy, South Ayrshire Council will support local businesses to develop and grow.

We are committed to procuring goods, services and works which are sustainable, ethical, and responsibly sourced.

The Council will increase the value of its procurement spend to local businesses, to find out more view the Councils Local Policy Statement.

Read the local policy statement (PDF) [1MB]

Contracts register

We're also required to maintain a register of contracts.

General Conditions of Purchase

Our  General Conditions of Purchase (PDF) [125KB] will apply in respect of purchase orders. Where there is a contract with agreed terms and conditions these will take precedence.