Procurement policy


Inside a neonatal ambulance

The Scottish Ambulance Service buys goods and services by competition wherever possible, in line with government policy and the relevant legislation. The procurement process complies with the Service’s own Standing Financial Instructions, The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 and The Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

The Service seeks to achieve best value for the items that most closely meet its requirements. Contract award decisions are based on the assessment of a range of evaluation criteria specific to the goods or services being purchased. For contracts above the EU thresholds, these criteria and the relevant weightings are included in the contract notice and/or tender documentation.