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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11333: Maurice Golden (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 18 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what target it has set for the number of people to be trained via the sustainable procurement training framework, including what timescale it has set for this to be met.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 26 September 2017

Use of the Sustainable Procurement Training Framework in the first year is in line with advertised values published in its procurement. This translates into over 350 places allocated so far. Take up is from a range of public sector organisations and geographically across all of Scotland.

The framework was awarded in September 2016 and runs for two years with the option for two further one-year extensions. Training places are demand led and open to all Scottish Public Sector organisations. The framework offerings facilitate learning and have grown through new course development in its first year.