Public Procurement and Property

Single Procurement Document: Buyer awareness sessions

November 22, 2023 by No Comments | Category Procurement Journey, Public Contracts Scotland, Scottish Procurement

Earlier in 2023 we hosted a series of workshops for all public sector buyers on the Single Procurement Document (SPD) module within Public Contracts Scotland (PCS). Following the huge uptake in interest, we have decided to host another series of these workshops over coming months.

The SPD is a standard questionnaire that allows buyers to identify suitably qualified and experienced bidders. It contains questions on both exclusion and selection criteria. Bidders will use their SPD response to indicate whether their organisations meet the requirements to participate in the procurement exercise.

The module is available to all users who need to carry out electronic SPD requests. The module also provides buyers and suppliers with an easy-to-use service that enables buyers to electronically create and issue SPD requests based on the SPD (Scotland) template, and to link them to their contract notices. The functionality is built into the existing PCS portal, and does not require users to re-register or log-in separately.

Registration is open for these free online workshops for all public sector buyers. In the meantime, the Procurement Journey remains the place to find best practice guidance on the practical application of the SPD.

The sessions are scheduled each month until April 2024, and will demonstrate the functionality and answer any questions you may have about the module.

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