Last edited 23 Sep 2021

Single Procurement Document (Scotland)

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[edit] Introduction

The Single Procurement Document (Scotland) - also referred to as SPD (Scotland) - is a document that contains questions used at the selection stage for procurement exercises published after 11 p.m. on 31 December 2020. It allows buyers to ask questions to identify suitably qualified and experienced bidders.

[edit] SPD (Scotland) vs ESPD (Scotland)

Scotland stopped using the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) as a result of the UK's exit from the EU. Information for contracts entered and saved on the ESPD (Scotland) prior to the changeover is still applicable to SPD (Scotland).

The SPD (Scotland) questionnaire has slight changes from ESPD (Scotland). One change is the removal of the phrase “member states" from the terminology used throughout the document.

[edit] The SPD (Scotland) process

The Supplier Journey portion of the Scottish Government’s procurement guidance website offers an overview of the procurement process, including this brief explanation of key steps:

[edit] Additional guidance

Under certain conditions, the SPD (Scotland) can be issued to bidders within a tender document or before the tender document is issued (if it is the first stage of a two stage procurement procedure). Publishing notices are still posted on Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) as required under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

Supporting information specific to SPD (Scotland) can be found in the Supplier Journey section of the Scottish Government website.

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