Dumfries and Galloway Council is bound by the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 [390kb] and is committed to ensuring compliance with that legislation.
We follow our own Procurement Standing Orders [264kb] which are used to set clear rules for the procurement of goods, works and services. The rules should ensure that the Council complies with its legal obligations and is fair and accountable in its dealings with contractors and suppliers and ensure that best value is achieved.
The Scottish Government as part of its Efficient Government initiative, has completed a review of public procurement.
The Review's terms of reference were to consider:
The Review of Public Procurement in Scotland - Report and Recommendations [530kb] was published on Wednesday 15th March 2006 by the Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform.
Internal Audit completed a review of procurement arrangements [135kb] within the Council. The objective was to check progress in responding to the recommendations of the McClelland Report and certain best practice standards. In particular assurances were sought that the Council has met minimum governance and accountability requirements.
As part of its plan for 2007/8, Internal Audit completed a further review of procurement compliance [114kb].
The Scottish Procurement Directorate ensures that up to date and accurate information is disseminated effectively and efficiently to the wider public sector by means of Scottish Procurement Policy Notes.
All Scottish Procurement Policy Notes are published on The Scottish Procurement Directorate's website.