Procurement covers the process of acquisition of goods, works and services from third parties by contracting authorities. It ranges from initial concept and definition of business need through to the end of the useful life of a procured asset or service contract.
As a Non-Departmental Public Body, SQA is accountable to the Scottish Government (Sponsor Department). Details of this relationship and associated responsibilities are set out in the Management Statement and Financial Memorandum. This requires SQA to comply with law and Government regulation as set out in a number of documents (including the Scottish Public Finance Manual, HM Treasury guidance, and European Union procurement directives) which ensures that openness and value for money are achieved in all transactions.
Our Guidance Information
Procurement is changing rapidly within the public sector and as such, SQA took the opportunity to review all procurement processes and procedures and developed a new suite of Guidance documentation.
- How to do Business Guide
- Guidance note on how to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) (142 KB)
Further information is also available by following the related links page.
- Procurement Strategy (346 KB)
- Procurement Procedures (176 KB)
- Modern Slavery Act Policy Statement (143 KB)
- Procurement Policy including Sustainability (90 KB)
- Terms and Conditions (45 KB)
- Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (270 KB)
- Travel and Expenses Policy (244 KB)
- Scheme of Delegation (78 KB)
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