Scottish Procurement Alliance hails ‘fantastic’ year of progress

THE Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) has announced a near 50% increase in the value of projects it delivered over the last year.

Projects undertaken through SPA, which partners with bodies such as local authorities, housing associations, universities and emergency services to fulfil construction, refurbishment and maintenance contracts, totalled £237.8million in 2019-20.

The latest annual review by SPA also reveals it worked with 74 partners to deliver 222 projects across Scotland. SPA also achieved a milestone in the last year by signing up its 100th registered partner.

SPA director Clive Feeney said the results provide an ‘overwhelming endorsement’ of its  role in helping public sector organisations work with Scotland’s supply chain to deliver projects better, faster and more cost-effectively.

Feeney said, “2019-20 has been another fantastic year for the team at SPA and our partners throughout Scotland. Our progress is all the more significant especially as it is only four years since our inception.

“Thanks to securing a landmark 100th partner sign up – we now have partner organisations the length and breadth of the country, all benefiting from the savings and shared support we are delivering daily through our collaborative activities. This all provides a clear endorsement that our service works and delivers value time and time again.”

The projects procured by SPA’s partners range from a roof replacement task for NHS Inverclyde to the construction of a new nursery in Dalmilling, South Ayrshire.