Helpful Regulations, Legislation and Guidance

Links to useful regulations, legislation and guidance relating to procurement and sustainability.

Procurement Legislation

Legislation governs how Scottish public bodies buy their goods, services and works.

The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 built on the work achieved in the reform of public procurement, providing direction to public bodies and setting out procurement responsibilities and accountabilities.

Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014

The Procurement Journey provides guidance on the procurement of goods, services and care and support services.

Procurement Journey

Medical device regulations

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for regulating the UK medical devices market.

Devices are regulated under the Medical Devices Regulations 2002 (SI 2002 No 618, as amended) (UK MDR 2002) which, prior to the end of the transition period, gave effect in UK law to the directives listed below:

Directive 90/385/EEC on active implantable medical devices (EU AIMDD)

Directive 93/42/EEC on medical devices (EU MDD)

Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (EU IVDD)

This means that the Great Britain route to market and UKCA marking requirements are based on the requirements derived from the above EU legislation.

Regulating medical devices in the UK


This review provides a statement of Scottish Government's pre-COVID-19 ambition on driving progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland. It brings together evidence, actions and stories of how we are making progress to meet the Goals.

Scotland and the Sustainable Goals

Sustainability Action is the new symbol of sustainability for NHS Scotland, developed to promote awareness of sustainability within the NHS in Scotland, and to demonstrate its importance for all of us.

Scotland and the sustainable development goals: a national review to drive action

International Organization for Standardisation (ISO)

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 167 national standards bodies.

ISO brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

ISO - Standards

Cyber resilience

We are committed to helping Scotland's people, businesses and public sector to improve their cyber resilience: their ability to use technology securely, and to respond to and prevent cyber crime.

The Strategic Framework for a Cyber Resilient Scotland builds on Scotland’s first cyber resilience strategy, Safe, secure and prosperous: a cyber resilience strategy for Scotland, expanding on its achievements and addressing ongoing – and new – challenges.