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Contracts and threshold levels

Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 - from 01 January 2022

Contract type Threshold level
(exclusive of VAT)
Supplies contracts £177,898
Services contracts £177,898
Works contracts £4,447,448
Light Touch Regime £552,950

Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 - Regulated procurements

Contract type Threshold level
(exclusive of VAT)
Supplies contracts £50,000
Services contracts £50,000
Works contracts £2,000,000

Concession Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016

Contract type Threshold level
(exclusive of VAT)
Contract type £4,733,252

Procurement clinics

We offer procurement clinics for local suppliers. The appointments last 30 minutes and take place between 9:00am and 12noon using Microsoft Teams (video conferencing).

Clinics normally take place at The Forum, however due to social distancing measures, appointments will take place via telephone or Webex (video calls).

Dates for upcoming procurement clinics:

  • 25 May 2022
  • 22 June 2022
  • 27 July 2022
  • 24 August 2022
  • 28 September 2022
  • 26 October 2022
  • 23 November 2022
  • 14 December 2022

To book a place, email CPU@falkirk.gov.uk and provide the following information:

  • Company name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Contact telephone number
  • Email address
  • Type of business
  • Nature of query

Procurement process

For more information on the procurement processes, please see the Information for Suppliers section of the Scottish Government website.

The Supplier Journey will:

  • Clearly set out the procurement process
  • Help you to identify business opportunities
  • Tell you how to bid for quotes and tenders
  • Explain what is expected of you and how to deliver a contract
  • Tell you what the process is if you fail to win a contract

Suppliers' charter

We have signed up to the Scottish Government's Suppliers' Charter.

The Charter sets out what we will do to help make the public sector contracts more accessible for small and medium sized businesses.

Supplier Development Programme

The Supplier Development Programme is a local authority partnership programme which gives small and medium sized businesses the opportunity to grow and diversify through procurement.

Government Buying Standards

The Government Buying Standards are a set of environmental regulations. The Buying Standards list can be used by buyers and suppliers to make sure environmental standards are met. For more information, please visit Defra's website.

Reserved Contracts

We are a participant in the Scottish Government’s National Framework for Supported Factories and Businesses.