Scottish Water Procurement Process

The Procurement & Supply Chain team are responsible for the strategic sourcing of goods and services for Scottish Water. The team create strategies for our spend categories with internal stakeholders and conduct tender exercises to procure best value goods and services.

It is Scottish Water’s procurement policy to adhere to the following spend thresholds/rules when purchasing goods and services:

  • Under £10,000 (Obtain 3 quotes where practicable or demonstrate best value for money)
  • £10,000 – £50,000 (minimum of 3 written quotes to be obtained)
  • £50,000 – Current EU threshold (formal tendering process to be implemented)
  • Over published EU threshold – OJEU process in accordance with current regulations

Procurement activity > £50,000 will be conducted using this procurement portal where appropriate.

Suppliers will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is designed to assess a company’s capability to undertake the work. If a supplier is successful at this stage, they will be invited to the next stage, Invitation to Negotiate (ITN).

Once framework suppliers have been appointed it is mandatory for business stakeholders and contracting partners to use these agreements.