FOI Request - Procurement Information

Request 101000331961

1. Please state the total number of staff within your procurement team

2. Of the number provided in response to question 1, please state the number of staff within your procurement team that have;

(i) A CIPS or other professional procurement qualification - Please state number

(ii) No professional procurement qualification, but are currently undergoing training - Please state number

3. What is your total third party (non-pay) spend across the whole of your organisation in the following financial years. Please note this is total spend by the organisation and is to include payments below £500 in the years 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15

4. What training is available to procurement staff? Tick all that apply and add any additional comments;

In-house training Yes / No
E-Learning Yes / No
External training provider Yes / No
Formal body (CIPS) Yes / No
Consultant Yes / No

5. For your procurement staff, do you have a documented program of training and/or development? Yes / No

6. How many of your procurement staff have undertaken commercial training within the last;
12 months Please state number
24 months Please state number

7. How many people, not within the procurement function, have received commercial training within the last;
12 months Please state number
24 months Please state number

8. If you have answer Q7 with a positive number, how was this training provided? Please add any additional comments you may have.
In-house training Yes / No
E-Learning Yes / No
External training provider Yes / No
Formal body (CIPS) Yes / No
Consultant Yes / No

Response 20-03-2015

1.         4 Procurement Officers and 1 Assistant Procurement Manager.  We also have 3 Payments Officers who are involved in contract admin.

2(i)       Currently we have 3 qualified level 4 (and 2 qualified on maternity leave)

2(ii)       2

3          2012/13 £120M, 

            2013/14 £132M,

            2014/15 do not have figure for current year (calculated after year end).

4          In-house training     Yes    

            E-Learning              Yes / No         Under development

            External training provider   Yes / No - not automatically, assessment of need carried out           

            Formal body (CIPS) Yes / No - limited to officers where essential for post (currently 2 students)           

            Consultant                No

5          Yes

6          Our procurement training needs are met by Scotland Excel (our sectoral Centre of Expertise)

7          See above

8          See above

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