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Taking everything into account

As a public sector organisation, our main aim when it comes to procurement is to get the best value for money.

We promote fair and equal competition. And we account for the wider economic, social and environmental responsibilities of our decisions.

The Scottish Government's sustainable procurement action plan details this.


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A south eastern view of Loch Ness from the Nessie Hunter tour boat, Loch Ness Cruises

We get value that not only benefits our organisation, the community and the economy but also minimises damage to the environment.

For information on current contract opportunities worth over £50,000, go to Public Contracts Scotland. Businesses wishing to tender for these opportunities must register there as a supplier.

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Small and Medium-size Enterprise (SME), should check out the Supplier Development Programme. It offers advice on policies and how to respond to public tenders.

Browse to the Supplier Development Programme on

We have a "no purchase order, no payment" policy. Suppliers need to have received a purchase order before they undertake a commitment on our behalf. 

Our Conditions of Contract are an integral part of any of our orders. These should be understood by all our providers of goods and services.

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