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The Service uses PECOS, the eProcurement solution provided by the Scottish Government for the use of the public sector in Scotland.

The Scottish Ambulance Service has been using the PECOS since 2003. The system has proved popular with users and has improved efficiency in the ordering process. The Service has spent in excess of £500m through the system to date.

The Service is keen to develop closer linkages with key suppliers to obtain maximum benefit to both parties through developments such as cXML ordering, tailored punch-out sites and eInvoicing. We have been successful with this, and our eInvoicing rate is currently over 65%.

More information about eProcurement is included in the Scottish Government’s Supplier Journey.