Policy and Guidance


Public procurement in Scotland has changed significantly over the last 10 years after the McClelland Report: 'Review of Public Procurement in Scotland' paved the way for procurement reform. APUC continues to operate as the key link point between Universities and Colleges and the Scottish Government.

The Development and Sustainability team works with the Scottish Government and represents APUC at various Best Practice, Development and Policy forums, and represents the interests of the client community whilst taking a lead role in procurement reform implementation within the HE and FE sectors.

Click on the buttons below for more information on:
  • Legislative changes - the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and EU Directives
  • Procurement Manual - in tandem with the Scottish Government's Procurement Journey, APUC also have their own procurement manual
  • Guidance Documents for guidance on Mini Competitions, Procurement Strategies, Contract and Supplier Management and more
  • Skills Development - find out more about our Graduate Scheme, apprenticeships and external training such as CIPS