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Mr. Alastair Merrill

Director, Procurement and Commercial, Scottish Government

GO Awards

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GO Awards

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The GO Awards are supported by the Scottish Government, and so winning an Award can give national recognition for your team and provides a recognised mark of approval to your procurement skills and initiatives. Health Facilities Scotland, last year's wi... more

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GO Awards

Chief Procurement Officer and Commercial Director

Scottish Government

Director, Procurement and Commercial

Scottish Government

Head of Procurement

Scottish Government

Director of Corporate Services, Responsible for Corporate Strategy and Governance

Scottish Prison Service

Deputy Director


Director of Procurement, Scottish Government

BiP Solutions Ltd


Board Member
Scottish Prison Service

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Alastair ...

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Alastair Merrill Director, Procurement and Commercial, Scottish Government

Alastair is the Scottish Government's Chief Procurement Officer & Commercial Director, leading the transformation of public procurement in Scotland to deliver greater efficiency and value for money, and to support Scotland's economic recovery. Alastair's career has covered a wide range of public sector and international roles, including time as a UN peacekeeper and as private secretary to NATO's Secretary General. He has been a Senior Civil Servant with the Scottish Government since 2001, and before taking up his present post in 2009 was Corporate Services Director in the Scottish Prison Service.
Alastair Merrill Director, Procurement and Commercial, Scottish Government (September 2013)

All entries were recently reviewed by ...

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All entries were recently reviewed by a panel of eight judges made up of experts in Scottish and UK procurement including Alastair Merrill, Director, Procurement and Commercial, at the Scottish Government and John F McClelland CBE, author of The McClelland Report, a review of public sector procurement in Scotland.

Alastair Merrill Director, Procurement and Commercial, Scottish Government (September 2013)

In The Media

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The couple's forceful attack, expanding on their 2012 paper on procurement f or the l eft- wing Jimmy Reid Foundation, contrasted sharply with the rosy introductory depiction of the bill by the Scottish Government's head of procurement, Alastair Merrill.

He described it as: "Maximis[ing] the contribution that public procurement can make to Scotland's economic recovery [and seeking] value for money as the best balance of cost with sustainability, seen through lenses of social, economic and environmental sustainability."

SPS Board

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ALASTAIR MERRILL Director of Corporate Services

Procurex Scotland 2011 :: 25 October 2011, SECC Glasgow

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Alastair Merrill is Director, Commercial and Procurement, in the Scottish Government, where he leads efforts to drive forward public sector procurement reform in Scotland, delivering greater efficiency and value for money and contributing to sustainable economic growth.

A senior civil servant with the Scottish Government (previously Scottish Executive) since 2001, Alastair's posts have included running educational analytical services, organisational development, and police performance and policy. In 2008 he moved on promotion to the Scottish Prison Service as Director of Corporate Services, responsible for corporate strategy and governance, legal policy and information management. He was promoted to his present post in summer 2009.
Trained as a historian, Alastair joined the civil service fast stream in 1986. He served in a variety of procurement and policy posts in MOD and the Foreign Office, including secondments to the private sector and the UN peacekeeping force in the former Yugoslavia. In 1996 Alastair left the UK civil service to work as a private secretary to NATO's Secretary General in Brussels, advising on NATO enlargement, relations with the former Soviet Union, and refugee issues during the Kosovo crisis. In 2001, he was recruited as a senior civil servant by the Scottish Executive and moved to Scotland.

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