The University recognises the value of a well-motivated and dedicated workforce both in its own organisation and in those of its suppliers. Abertay University pays the living wage to all staff and is an accredited living wage employer. In compliance with the Act, the University will consider, before undertaking a regulated procurement, whether it is relevant and proportionate to include a question on fair work practices along with other relevant criteria, whilst ensuring the appropriate balance between quality and cost of the contract, paying regard to the statutory guidance including the application of the living wage.
Where Abertay University is lawfully entitled to consider a non-commercial matter in its procurement processes, we may ask potential contractors the extent to which they are prepared to adopt Living Wage measures for any work they do as part of a contract. We will ensure that this does not conflict with its duties under the Public Contract Scotland Regulations which include the need to ensure transparency, openness and non-discrimination along with any further relevant procurement legislative requirement which may apply.
More information about how to become an accredited living wage employer can be found on their website Accredited Living Wage Employers | Living Wage Foundation