We follow a procurement process when purchasing goods and services.
We do this as we want to provide better services to our customers whilst obtaining the best possible value for money when buying from external contractors and suppliers.
We work with contractors and suppliers to ensure our procurement activity reflects our sustainable corporate objectives and in particular, that our larger procurement exercises also deliver community benefits.
We encourage all sizes of organisations to compete for business from us.
We recognise there are local employers making significant contributions to their communities and local economies.
We adhere to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and have produced a statement which summarises the steps we have taken during the financial year to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business.
We advertise all of our opportunities on the Scottish Government's Public Contracts Scotland website and we encourage prospective contractors or suppliers to sign up to receive notifications about any contract opportunities.
If you see a contract advertised that your company is interested in tendering for, you should follow the instructions given in the Contract Notice or advert.
If you have any procurement questions outwith a formal Contract Notice please call 0330 303 0124.