Established in 2004 we build on the ground-breaking work of Barbara Morton, in sustainable public procurement and supply.

With bases in Scotland and England we provide services across the UK and internationally.



'a valued critical friend'

'a highly effective interactive style'

We are committed to:

  • Delivering high quality services to public, private and third sector clients within the UK and internationally;
  • Protecting the environment and continual environmental improvement across all of our activities;
  • Enabling and encouraging social value in the delivery of projects, client and stakeholders' procurement and supply practices and our own working practices;
  • Innovative but practical sustainable outcomes for our clients. 
Our focus on quality, environmental and social commitments is enshrined in our Environmental, Social and Quality Policy.


Barbara Morton - MA MCD MIHM DipIHM

Barbara is recognised as an international expert in sustainable procurement, advising national governments, procurement agencies and companies. She has developed and delivered sustainable procurement training in over 50 countries over the past 11 years, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Brazil/Paraguay - for ITAIPU, South Africa, Uruguay and throughout Europe.

Barbara was Project Manager of the UK's business-led Sustainable Procurement Task Force which was commissioned jointly by Defra and HM Treasury. From 2005 to 2011 she acted as Technical Advisor to the Swiss-led UN Marrakech Task Force on Sustainable Public Procurement.

Since 2011, Barbara has also been engaged with The Scottish Government in improving sustainable procurement delivery across the Public Procurement Reform Programme landscape. She chaired an Advisory Group as part of Scotland's Procurement Reform Act process and has carried out a review of Scotland's sustainable procurement policies, strategies and systems.


Gregg Paget

Prior to joining Sustainable Procurement Limited, Gregg had a 28 year career in Environmental Management at the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University (Senior Lecturer) and the Land Economy Department, Aberdeen University (Research Fellow). This included undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (MSc) lecturing, professional training, research, consultancy and academic writing.


Philip Duddell  - BCom MEnvSci CEnv MIEMA

Philip is a Chartered Environmentalist and specialist in sustainable procurement, supply chain and resource management and corporate responsibility, at strategic and implementation level. He has advised and trained public sector clients within Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

He has also worked within the UK and Europe with international and SME private sector procurers and suppliers in a range of sectors, and has developed innovative engagement strategies to support sustainability implementation. He has led projects providing mentoring support to public sector procurers on contracts valued in excess of 3b and circular economy outcomes through procurement.

He has authored and co-authored various guidance for procurers including circular economy, social and ethical criteria across key procurement categories and been responsible for developing leading tools to support the embedding of sustainable procurement practices.


SPL News

SPL Expert Adviser at ITAIPU Binacional Conference

Asuncion, Paraguay, 12th Sept 2017

SPL Director Barbara Morton presented on "Incorporation of Sustainability into the Legal Framework of Public Procurement" at a conference hosted by the National Public Procurement Directorate (DNCP) of Paraguay and organised jointly with ITAIPU Binacional.

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Scottish Infrastructure Circular Economy Forum (SICEF)

With AECOM, SPL's Barbara Morton presented at the Scottish Infrastructure Circular Economy Forum (SICEF) which brings together infrastructure providers in Scotland to collaborate on the circular economy. Members include Transport Scotland, Edinburgh University, Strathclyde University, EAUC, Scottish Water, EDF, SSE and Scottish Power Energy Networks.

Barbara discussed how procurement contributes to the transition to a circular economy, including how circular economy requirements have been built into tender specifications and contracts. This builds on the extensive work SPL does in practical procurement related circular economy implementation.

SPL's Suite of Support Tools and Guidance

For many years SPL has developed a range of guidance to support public and private sector procurers (and suppliers) embed sustainable practices into procurement and supply. These include tailored versions of the Flexible Framework, Prioritisation Methodology, category and risk specific guidance.

We are continuing to build on that suite within our ‘Toolbox’. To discuss how this may help your approach to procurement and supply contact us.

Client Testimonials

‘I genuinely enjoyed myself and took away a long list of things which I will attempt to incorporate into my own projects.’

‘The course proved to be an interesting, lively 2 days, with lots of interesting discussion/debate and I’m sure we could have discussed every exercise for a lot longer if time had allowed. Both enjoyable and beneficial!’

‘Thanks to you for a (surprisingly!) interesting and useful course.’

Sustainable Public Procurement Training delegates.