Fair Work First is the Scottish Government's policy for driving good quality and fair work in Scotland. Through this approach, the Scottish Government, and its public sector partners, ask suppliers to commit to adopt and continue to embed the 7 Fair Work First criteria:

  1. appropriate channels for effective voice, such as trade union recognition

  2. investment in workforce development

  3. no inappropriate use of zero hours contracts

  4. action to tackle the gender pay gap and create a more diverse and inclusive workplace

  5. providing fair pay for workers (for example, payment of the real Living Wage)

  6. offer flexible and family friendly working practices for all workers from day one of employment

  7. oppose the unfair use of fire and rehire practices.

In order to ensure the highest standards of contract delivery, the Council expects suppliers to commit to fair work practices set out in the Fair Work Framework.

When inviting tenders from bidders, the Fair Working First section of the tender documents shall be proportionate and relevant to the contract and weightings assigned accordingly for evaluation.