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CIPR takes views of members on Scottish Government’s Sustainable Procurement Bill

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched a public consultation with its members on the Scottish Government’s Sustainable Procurement Bill which aims to establish a national legislative framework for sustainable public procurement that supports Scotland's economic growth.

The survey, which is split into two for tender producers and tender responders, runs from today until midnight on Monday 29 October. It explores opinions and issues related to the Scottish Government’s Sustainable Procurement Bill, as well as examining public relations and communications contracts within the public sector.

Laura Sutherland, CIPR Scotland Chair
It is absolutely right that spending of public money should be done so in a transparent manner that provides value to all tax-payers. However, to date, the extent this has been achieved is questionable. Both internal and agency resources have potentially been wasted. We are interested in hearing from both public sector and agency practitioners on their experiences and what can be done to improve procurement of communications services by Scottish public bodies.
Laura Sutherland, CIPR Scotland Chair
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Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).

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