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This profile was last updated on 5/12/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Alastair Merrill

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Director of Procurement and Comme...

Local Address: United Kingdom
Scottish Government

Employment History

  • Head of Procurement
    Scottish Government
  • Director, Procurement and Commercial
    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 Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
In The Media, 12 May 2014 [cached]
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."
Top awards honour for SPS procurement team, 24 Oct 2013 [cached]
This year's ceremony, held at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow, was by leading practitioners and influencers from across the public procurement community, including Alastair Merrill, Director of Procurement and Commercial at the Scottish Government.
Go Awards Scotland :: NHS National Procurement, 27 Nov 2013 [cached]
Alastair Merrill, Director, Procurement and Commercial, Scottish Government
SPS Board, 3 July 2009 [cached]
ALASTAIR MERRILL Director of Corporate Services
Procurex Scotland 2011 :: 25 October 2011, SECC Glasgow, 25 Oct 2011 [cached]
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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