Scotland Excel


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Scotland Excel is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for the local government sector. Established in 2008, we are a leading non-profit shared service funded by Scotland’s 32 local authorities. 

At Scotland Excel we are leaders of change. Over the past nine years, we have helped to raise the profile of procurement in local authorities by championing its potential to shape markets, support policy priorities and, ultimately, ensure the sustainable delivery of the services that every community needs. 

Our services are designed to help councils meet the twin challenges of reducing budgets at a time of growing demand. Collaborative procurement increases efficiency and ensures money is saved to protect front line services. And by working together through Scotland Excel, councils can realise a host of social, economic and environmental benefits from their spend.

Our £968m contract portfolio supports the delivery of social care, construction, roads, transport, environment, corporate, education and ICT services, and achieves annual savings of c. £17m.  A strategic approach ensures contracts are designed to encourage innovation, facilitate policy, support local economies and generate social value for communities.

Scotland Excel also offers an award-winning learning and development programme, and provides assessment, consultancy and improvement services to help councils transform their procurement capability. We represent the sector at a national level on all matters relating to public procurement, and provide procurement support for a range of national sector initiatives.