Procurement & Commercial Improvement Programme (PCIP)
Scotland Excel, the Centre of Procurement Expertise for Scotland’s local government sector, carry out a biennial PCIP Assessment on all council’s in Scotland. The PCIP launched in 2015 and replaces the previous Procurement Capability Assessment (PCA), however, the assessment results are not compatible.
The PCIP assessment focuses on the policy and prcedures driving procurmeent performance and the results they deliver. Fife Council is subject to the full PCIP assessment process due to the level of it's spend. Further information about the PCIP can be found on the Scottish Government's Procurement Journey.
Fife Council undertook its first PCIP process in June 2017 and scored 56% placing us in the F4 banding. F1 is the highest banding and requires a score of 70%. Our second PCIP took place in November 2018 and our score increased to 63%, putting us into the F3 banding.
Fife Council Procurement Strategy
The Procurement Strategy sets out the main procurement aims and goals of the Council and places these within the context of both external influences and local priorities and objectives. The procurement aims and goals are set out in nine procurement themes and address both national and local recommendations and priorities. You can read the strategy by clicking on the link in the publications section of this page. The Procurement Strategy Addendum is to comply with the requirements of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.
Annual Procurement Report
Fife Council's Annual Procurement Report and accompanying appendices (1A, 1B and 1C) to comply with the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.