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Procurement

As a public body, Edinburgh College is committed to spending public funds to drive economic growth while continuing to deliver value for the students and taxpayer. Edinburgh College guarantees that small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have fair and equal access to all contracting activity £50,000 and above.

Edinburgh College works in partnership with (APUC) to support the development of procurement as well as adopting best practice. Via APUC and Scottish Procurement, Edinburgh College has access to a number of collaborative framework contracts. For areas which are not covered by the collaborative contracts, Edinburgh College advertises openly all contract with a value of £50,000 and over on Public Contracts Scotland

Edinburgh College adheres to the Suppliers' Charter

Procurement Guidance for Suppliers

Edinburgh College follows the Procurement Journey route guidance for buying goods and services.

The Supplier Development Programme provides advice to suppliers when engaging with public sector bodies to access public contracts

The Supplier Journey provides a step by step guide to the bidding for business in the public sector.

The Edinburgh Regional Procurement Team (ERPT) is a regional procurement shared service with aims and objectives to maximise: value, commercial leverage, sustainability and best practices across its Member Institutions. The participants in the ERPT are Edinburgh College and Edinburgh Napier University.

The publication of the Annual Procurement Report and the Procurement Strategy meets the requirements and is compliant with the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 and other relevant legislation. The Strategy document is aligned with the ERPT Member Institutions and the Scottish Funding Council’s key strategic outcomes as detailed in the Member Institutions respective Outcome Agreements and Corporate Strategies.