Sharing Best Practice

Pathfinder Programme -Community Wealth Building

In partnership with Scottish Government, Scotland Excel has developed a Community Wealth Building Toolkit. This aims to deliver local capability and impact on inclusive and green economic growth through a Community Wealth Building (CWB) lens.

Focussing on the ‘Progressive Procurement’ pillar of Community Wealth Building, the Toolkit sets out a project comprising several streams of activity. Advocating the Scottish Model of Procurement and focussing on the power of public spending, the toolkit supports the delivery of strategic objectives and sustainable economic growth.

To access the toolkit click the link: Pathfinder Programme -Community Wealth Building

Scotland Excel Annual Conference 2022

Please find the session links below from our extremely successful 2022 Annual Conference:

· Understanding the Local Authority Landscape in 2022 -

· Keeping 1.5 Alive -

· Turning 'waste into opportunity' through Circular Cities and Regions -

· Supply Chain Disruption, Development and Resilience -

· Advancing Towards Net Zero Buildings -

· Cheating or competing? -

· Challenges facing councils in 2022 and beyond -

The following link also has Speaker follow up responses to questions posed by our delegates.

Scotland Excel Procurement Week at The Academy 2021

This year's Scotland Excel Conference took on a new, virtual format, delivering interactive content across five topic streams.

You can view the 33 video presentations from each of the sessions below. Please feel free to share these with your colleagues and follow us on our social media channels TwitterLinkedIn and the Academy's Twitter account

Monday 7th June - Climate Emergency and Sustainability



Tackling the Climate Emergency Delivering Dundee City Council’s Climate Action Plan



Scottish Procurement Climate Forum



Setting Scotland's Roadmap to Recovery and Recycling our Way to a More Sustainable Future



H2 Aberdeen, a Pioneering Hydrogen City



Driving Quality and Skills within the Energy Efficiency Industry to help transition to net zero



Net Zero Emissions in the Built Environment Panel Discussion



Sustainable Homes for the Future - PassivHaus
Wednesday 9th June - Community Wealth Building



Democratic by Design: A New Community Wealth Building Vision for the British Economy After Covid-19



Integrating Health and Wellbeing into Economic Recovery



Community Wealth Building in Practice: Panel Discussion



Community Benefits...Delivered



Local Supplier Development



Empowering Citizens through MyAccount



Promoting Supported Businesses through Innovative Frameworks: Panel Discussion

Thursday 10th June - People of Tomorrow



You are the Future!



Procurement People of Tomorrow



Contract & Supplier Management Fundamentals



Negotiation Skills



The Future of Technology in Procurement



Project Management Fundamentals

Thursday 10th June - Leadership in a Post Covid-19 World



Turning Public Procurement Group Priorities into Reality



Post Covid19 + Brexit, Business Continuity, Supply Chains and Sustainability



A Changing Nation: How Scotland Will Thrive in a Digital World



Cyber Security & Resilience



DETER: Tackling Serious Organised Crime



The Future Workplace



Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

Friday 11th June - Social Care


The Future Policy Direction: Panel Discussion



The Future Policy Direction - Q&A



The Future of Social Care Commissioning and Procurement: Have Your Say



Light Touch Regime



Fair Work Principles in Social Care: Panel Discussion



Social Care: Positive Disruption through Story - Realising the Power of Procurement and Compassion

Academy Snapshot and Schedule - October 2020

The Academy snapshot and schedule of accredited programmes and non-accredited workshops can be viewed here.

Sharing Practice

Scotland Excel Annual Conference 2020:

Day 1
Day 2

Contract and Supplier Management

Please find below the latest Local Government Sector CSM Strategy document.

CSM Strategy November 2019

Coaction 2019:

60 participants from across the Scottish public-sector gathered together at Glasgow Caledonian University to debate how best we can develop our workforces now and in the future (22 August 2019).  

Speaker slides and content

Coaction 2019 National Roadmap

Scotland Excel Annual Conference 2019:
Day 1
Day 2

Demand Management Challenge Tools:
The 5 Whys
The Worry Matrix
The Eisenhower Box
Options Appraisal

Procurex 2018:

Maximising Economic Impact Workshop

Zoe Fance (South Ayrshire Council), Pamela Smith (Falkirk Council) and Stephen Brannagan (Scotland Excel) facilitated the "Maximising Economic Impact" Workshop during the Procurex annual conference on 26 October 2018.
The downloadable PDF file captures the content and outcomes.

Find Your Path to Procurement Success

Ian McNaught (Scotland Excel) delivered "Find Your Path to Procurement Success" during the Procurex annual conference on 26 October 2018.
This presentation explored our community's approach to innovative work-based-learning and shared the Scotland Excel Academy's portfolio, supporting our path to procurement success.

Contract and  Supplier Management 2017:
The Professional Practice and Development Strategic Forum (PPDSF) hosted a workshop, led by Scotland Excel, which focused on understanding the barriers to effective CSM in the public sector, and how these can be overcome.
The workshop was attended by representatives from Central Government and the education, health and local government sectors.
Following the workshop, a paper was produced which summarised the key findings for the day, which will be used to inform change and support in this important area.
You can download the outputs from the day in this section here.

CSM Workshop 2017

Scotland Excel hosted a best practice CSM workshop in Dundee. The workshop was attended by representatives from Central Government and the local government sectors. You can access the slide pack from the day here.

Customer Templates:
This section contains sample documents, templates and materials available for Scotland Excel Members:
Benefits Tracker

Support & Guidance:
Strategy Development 
Implementation Plans and Exit Strategies 
Evaluation Criteria

Online Procurement Development Framework:
We have produced a quick reference guide  to allow you to complete the Online Procurement Development Framework (OPDF)

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