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Procurement and Commercial Training Frameworks

Procurement Training and Sustainable Procurement Training frameworks


The Scottish Government has two framework agreements for Procurement and Sustainable Procurement training. These are available for two years with a possible two one year extensions.

What is in scope?

The two frameworks are available for:

'Standard courses': the delivery of learning activities from the framework's learning programme, which are tailored and contextualised for the framework public body.

'Developed courses': the development of new learning activities for inclusion in the learning programme, which can then be delivered to framework public bodies.

A developed course may be face-to-face tutor-led classroom learning (to a number of delegates appropriate for the subject, level and type of learning), a webinar, a workshop or e-learning.  Developed courses may also incorporate pre/post event work, other blended delivery methods or self directed study.

What is out of scope?

Consultancy services

Venue hire

Visual equipment hire


Who is this available to? Available to Scottish Government, fire, health, local authorities, police, universities and colleges, third sector, other public bodies via the Scottish Government.
Benefits Enabling procurement and commercial capability to effectively deliver better outcomes for the people of Scotland through the efficient, skilled and prudent use of public funds.
Current status
Start date

Procurement Training framework: 5 October 2016

Sustainable Procurement Training framework: 20 September 2016

End date

Procurement Training framework: 4 October 2019

Sustainable Procurement Training framework: 19 September 2019

There is the option for two one-year extensions, giving a maximum contract duration of 4 years.

Further details
Contact and feedback to

Gregor Hutton

​Senior Capability Development Officer

Email: gregor.hutton@gov.scot

Contract suppliers

Philip Duddell

Sustainable Procurement Training framework

Email: philip@sustainableprocurement.eu.com

Dave Porter

Procurement Training framework

Email: dave.porter@arcblueglobal.com

Contract or framework guidance Buyer's Guide
Further information

Information regarding pricing and terms and conditions can now be found on the secure Knowledge Hub site.

For access to Knowledge Hub please email scottishprocurement@gov.scot quoting “Procurement and Commercial Training Frameworks”.