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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-16219: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-14428 by Derek Mackay on 20 February 2018, whether it will provide the information broken down by SME suppliers that are (a) micro-, (b) small- and (c) medium-sized.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 4 May 2018

The following table provides the number of SME suppliers, broken by
(a) micro, (b) small and (c) medium-sized suppliers, who have supplied
goods and services to core Scottish Government for Financial Years
2005-06 to 2016-17 based on data contained in the Scottish Procurement
Information Hub (the “Hub”).

Please note that the total number of SME suppliers varies in some years
from the original answer provided to S5W-14428, because the data held
in the Hub is revalidated and may change in subsequent reports as
additional information about suppliers is applied.

Number of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Suppliers supplying goods
and services to core Scottish Governmentfor Financial Years 2005-06 – 2016-17

Financial Year Number of SME Suppliers where Employee Size known* Total Number Micro Suppliers where Employee Size known* Total Number Small Suppliers where Employee Size known* Total Number Medium Suppliers where Employee Size known*
2005-06   1574 395 531 648
2006-07   1543 382 501 660
2007-08   1502 380 496 626
2008-09   1465 412 455 598
2009-10   1515 439 469 607
2010-11   1316 347 421 548
2011-12   1248 344 403 501
2012-13   1327 361 438 528
2013-14   1038 257 341 440
2014-15   1190 291 391 508
2015-16   922 203 298 421
2016-17   1012 260 329 423

Data is provided for core Scottish Government only.

Data is taken from the Scottish Procurement Information Hub and is based
on suppliers that have been classed as commercial organisations or as
non-trade social care providers and with whom core Scottish Government
has spent over £1000 in aggregate in a 12 month period.

*Supplier size is based on number of employees where it is known.

SMEs are defined as suppliers with less than 250 employees.

Micro suppliers are defined as suppliers with less than 10 employees.

Small suppliers are defined as suppliers with 10-49 employees.

Medium suppliers are defined as suppliers with 50-249 employees.

Data correct at April 2018. Data is revalidated and may change in subsequent reports as
additional information about suppliers is applied.