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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-12917: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 27 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of each of its departments invoices for goods and services supplied by (a) private companies and (b) small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are completed on time, and what proportion of the (i) number and (ii) value of contracts between each of its departments and private companies are held by SMEs.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 6 December 2017

The Scottish Government does not hold this information broken down by supplier type. However we have provided, in Table 1, the most recent figures available (October 2017) of our 10 day payment performance, by Directorate General. We do not hold the information by department.

Table 1

Scottish Government Directorates

Number of invoices paid within 10 days

DG Constitution & External Affairs

97%

DG Economy

99%

DG Scottish Exchequer

100%

DG Health & Social Care

99%

DG Education, Communities & Justice

99%

DG Organisational Development & Operations

97%

According to figures obtained from the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) advertising portal, the number of SMEs being awarded contracts in 2016 that can be used by each Scottish Government directorate is recorded in Table 2. These figures include multi supplier frameworks that are available for use by multiple directorates.

As many contracts are multi supplier frameworks and can be used across the Scottish Government and other public bodies, we can only provide information on the percentage of suppliers winning awards, not on contract value associated with individual directorates.

Table 2

 

# Suppliers awarded contracts in 2016.

# Suppliers awarded contracts in 2016 that are SMEs

% SME

Built Environment Directorate

77

42

54.5

Chief Information Officer

77

42

54.5

Digital Directorate

92

53

57.6

Directorate for Business

79

44

55.7

Directorate for Chief Medical Officer, Public Health and Sport

76

41

53.9

Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Patients, Public and Health Professions

77

42

54.5

Directorate for Children and Families

89

39

43.8

Directorate for Education Analytical Services

79

43

54.4

Directorate for Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning

79

42

53.2

Directorate for Energy and Climate Change

104

60

57.7

Directorate for Health and Healthcare Improvement

103

67

65

Directorate for Health and Social Care Integration

82

44

53.7

Directorate for Health Workforce and Performance

79

44

55.7

Directorate for HR and Organisational Development

79

43

54.4

Directorate for Justice

78

43

55.1

Directorate for Learning

85

48

56.5

Directorate for Legal Services (Solicitor to The Scottish Government)

77

42

54.5

Directorate for Marine Scotland

157

110

70.1

Directorate for Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser

78

42

53.8

Directorate for Safer Communities

81

45

55.6

Directorate for the Inspectorate of Prosecution In Scotland

77

42

54.5

Directorate for Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities

184

106

57.6

Directorate for Chief Economist

86

46

53.5

Directorate for Communications and Ministerial Support

95

57

60

Directorate for Culture and Heritage

78

43

55.1

Directorate for Environment and Forestry

91

53

58.2

Directorate for External Affairs

78

43

55.1

Directorate for Finance, eHealth and Pharmaceuticals

79

44

55.7

Directorate for Housing, Regeneration, the Commonwealth Games and Sport

86

50

58.1

Directorate for Local Government and Communities

164

123

75

Directorate for Strategy and Constitution

80

43

53.8

Directorate for the Health Quality Unit

77

42

54.5

Finance Directorate

82

45

54.9

Office of The Scottish Parliamentary Counsel

77

42

54.5

Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate

109

60

55