Public Procurement

Helping Scotland and businesses recover and grow

September 22, 2020 by No Comments | Category Public Contracts Scotland, Scottish Procurement, Supplier Development Programme

To support businesses that want to engage with public procurement and win public contracts we have created a number of valuable resources.

Essential resources for suppliers

Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) is our one-stop-shop for you on how to engage with procurement and help local businesses build their capability.

Within PCS you can:

  • search current contracting opportunities and set prompts for the future
  • explore opportunities within the supply chain of current contracted
    suppliers
  • review procurement pipelines to anticipate opportunities
  • access related third party information, engage with our news and
    events, as well as links and advice we think are useful to support you at
    any given time

Supplier Journey uses an interactive journey to provide relevant and useful advice, guidance and support for potential suppliers. It’s free to use with no need to register, and includes a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions section that helps to demystify public procurement. There’s also the opportunity to sign up and receive automatic emails when changes are made to the Supplier Journey.

Supplier Development Programme is a business support initiative that uses training and information to help businesses become ‘tender ready’ and improve competitiveness. By assisting businesses SDP improves all-round efficiency, sustainability and market potential, and supports local wealth creation.

Business Pledge A values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity, competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment. A voluntary and free commitment that shows a business’ commitment to our aspirations for Scotland.

Find Business Support Scotland helps Scottish businesses of all sizes find the information and support they need. Quick and easy access to all business support services provided by public sector organisations in Scotland.

Further resources that may be useful

Although these resources are designed to support buyers, they can also be used by suppliers to build their public procurement knowledge and capability.

Procurement Journey provides guidance for public sector buyers who procure goods, services and care and support services. It can also be used to support the development of procurement capability in businesses.

The Sustainable Procurement Toolkit is a recently refreshed key resource that supports us in planning and prioritising how and where we should focus our procurements to deliver on social, economic and climate related aspirations.

We hope these resources give businesses the best chance possible to join us, through procurement, in helping Scotland to recover, grow and thrive.


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