As a registered social landlord, we are subject to the procurement provisions set out in the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014. The Act establishes law in Scotland around sustainable public procurement and also implements European Union directives in relation to procurement.
When purchasing goods, services and works we aim to achieve the best value for money whilst maintaining the highest standards of honesty, integrity, impartiality and objectivity. We want our procurement activities to bring positive benefits to the local communities we serve and to support the local economy through our procurement activity.
The Association publishes a Procurement Strategy when we expect our regulated procurement spend to exceed a certain threshold for the following year. Our Strategy sets out how we ensure we use our spending powers to deliver not only value for money but to deliver social, economic and environmental value, and how we will maximise benefits to our communities.