Unique Procurement Shortlisted for Award

 Tuesday 29 September 2015

The Scottish Ambulance Service has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Government Excellence in Public Procurement Awards for a unique initiative that has saved over £300,000 in it’s first year.

The awards recognise excellence within procurement and the benefits to the wider community that that can be delivered through smart, effective purchasing.

The Service’s procurement and fleet management teams developed a national framework for vehicle parts suppliers to minimise vehicle downtime, provide regional coverage for workshops, reduce the supplier base and include small to medium companies.

It is the only framework of its kind in use by Scottish public bodies and is expected to save over £800,000 over the three year life of the contract.

Pauline Howie, Chief Executive, Scottish Ambulance Service, said:
“Our procurement and fleet teams should be congratulated on delivering a complex solution that delivers substantial savings for re investment in the Service while maintaining the high quality standards of fleet operations. They are small teams and worked hard to address the challenges that come with changes in established practice. Their attention to detail throughout the process ensured a successful outcome which is providing real benefits.”

The winners of this year’s GO Awards will be announced on 6 October.