Scotland Excel


Scotland Excel is governed by a joint committee and was formed under section 57 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 to carry out a range of procurement and related functions decided by its member councils. Each participating council has entered into a formal agreement to act together with other member councils. 

Scotland Excel's governance includes three groups of stakeholders from our member organisations:

Joint Committee 

The Joint Committee is made up of one or more Elected Members (Councillors) from each of Scotland's local authorities. It meets twice each year to scrutinise the performance and activities of our organisation, and is responsible for approving the annual budget and operating plan.

A document containing information about our councils and Joint Committee members is available to download.

Executive Sub-Committee 

The Executive Sub-Committee is a sub-group of Elected Members from the Joint Committee who meet regularly to approve contract awards and other business decisions.  You can find out more about the members of the committee here.

Chief Executive Officers' Management Group 

The Chief Executive Officers' Management Group consists of six local authority Chief Executives who provide strategic advice and support to our organisation to ensure that current and future plans are aligned to the priorities of the local government sector.


Renfrewshire Council is the lead authority for Scotland Excel.  Further information on our governance arrangements can be found on their website.  A factsheet on our legal status is available to download

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