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Help and Information

This page aims to provide a variety of links to sources of Help and Information for suppliers who would like to do business with the TPC and the wider public sector in Scotland.
THE SUPPLIER JOURNEY; The Scottish Government has published a guide called the Supplier Journey which aims to support and guide business through a typical public sector procurement process.

 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/SupplierJourney

 

THE SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (SDP); SDP is a partnershop of Local Authorities and Scot Gove (third sector) working together to bring business support in all aspects of tendering to suppliers in Scotland.

 

https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/

 

PUBLIC CONTRACTS SCOTLAND (PCS); PCS is where TPC advertises its contract opportunities. PCS is the advertising portal used by the Public Sector in Scotland.

 

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

 

BUSINESS GATEWAY - provides practical help, advice and support for new and growing businesses in Scotland.

 

http://www.bgateway.com/

 

SINGLE POINT OF ENQUIRY (SPOE); The Scottish Government have set up an independant, impartial and confidential service for suppliers to the public sector in Scotland, offering advice and information on how public contracts are advertised and awarded. While the service does not have formal powers to inevstigate concerns or change decisions made by buying organisations, it can informally work with you and the buying organisations to try to resolve any concerns you may have about a specific tender exercise.

 

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

 

SUPPLIERS CHARTER; The Suppliers' Charter is a joint statement between public sector buying organisations and Scottish businesses to agree to work together to improve public sector procurement processes and dialogue.

 

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplierscharter