Welcome to the Building Information Modelling guidance portal for the Public Sector Procurer within Scotland.
This portal provides clear guidance in the implementation of BIM within public sector procurement. This is to support the Public Sector derive greater value from their built assets through a collaborative and digitised way of working.
"We believe that the savings being suggested both initially and throughout the life cycle of the structure make a compelling case for its adoption. In view of the development of BIM internationally and in the rest of the UK, the Scottish public sector and Scottish contractors risk being left behind."
Review of Public Sector Procurement In Construction 2013
The Royal Palace Edinburgh Castle
BIM will support the maintenance
and help preserve our historic estate.
This is through the adoption of scanning
technology coupled with informed
and proportionate information requirements.
Road Improvement Works M8/M73/M74
"We have applied BIM in a practical and pragmatic way to improve performance across the lifecycle of a large and complex road infrastructure project"
Scottish Procurement Policy Note - BIM
The Scottish Government has issued a procurement policy note for BIM. The policy note sets out that all relevant procuring authorities with new projects above £2m should be assessed for BIM through the BIM grading tool. For all other procuring authorities and projects below £2m, BIM is encouraged where appropriate.
The BIM Navigator now contains support and tools for the adoption of BIM in accordance with ISO 19650. It includes guidance for the new Standard Information Management Plan to support the public sector procurer in Scotland develop information requirements in new projects. Access the BIM Navigator to find out more.
Understanding how our social infrastructure performs in real-time will provide unprecedented opportunities to increase efficiencies and improve the wellbeing of users while reducing energy and carbon emissions. Secure IoT solutions can provide new capabilities to connect our physical buildings to digital models and analytical tools.
Thank you for completing the questions. As you are unsure which BIM Level your project should adopt, please refer to the BIM Grading Tool, BIM Benefits tool and BIM Compass to inform your decision on the level of BIM to be adopted for your project.