4 May 2017
Where a public organisation is required to prepare a procurement strategy or review an existing one, for example, if it has an estimated total value of regulated procurement spend of £5 million or more (excluding VAT) in a financial year, it must also publish an annual procurement report. The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 sets out what, as a minimum, each annual procurement report must contain.
The first annual procurement report to be published will be based on the 2017-2018 financial year and include the period from 1 January 2017 to the start of a public organisation's financial year.
Work is currently underway by the Scottish Government to develop an annual procurement report template which will complement the Guidance under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and provide further guidance on what must be included to meet legislative minimum requirements. This template will be published in May 2017 via the Procurement Journey alongside the current supplementary guidance on preparing a procurement strategy. Further communications will be sent out to confirm when this template has been published via the Procurement Journey.
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