Partnership for Procurement

Supporting Scotland's Third Sector

We believe that the third sector can achieve much more by working together.

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The Ready for Business Third Sector Register is a searchable database of third sector suppliers across Scotland


P4P Resources include the 10 Stage Procurement Guide, Collaboration Toolkit, templates, instructional videos, and case studies.

Tender & Partnership Opportunities

Tender and partnership opportunities for the third sector are promoted by P4P through our website.

Workshops, Surgeries & Webinars

The P4P events page includes details of events on procurement and collaboration across Scotland.

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P4P supports the third sector to access public procurement and other contracting opportunities.

This includes support to organisations to develop partnerships and consortia – potentially leading to new and improved services or products and a wider geographical reach.

“P4P were absolutely brilliant. With their help bidding was clear and easy. Neil explained the whole process step by step, created an action plan and follow up reviews.  It was a pleasure to work with them. I would highly recommend their support.”

Suzie Repova
Catesbi CIC

Having help from the P4P project saved me a lot of time, effort and stress, finding out how the tendering process worked. I am sure it also enabled me to concentrate upon content rather than process, and thus write a better quality of bid.

Duncan Leece
Boyndie Trust

P4P was able to provide advice and direction in both facilitating the development of the partnership and readying us for our tender application…He was also able to talk us through a couple of P4P resources – the collaboration toolkit and the bid library

Alan Keane
Eastern Perthshire Youth Alliance

P4P provided guidance on tendering, market research around procurement opportunities and creation of our bid library. The help we received was invaluable and we are now in a much stronger position to seek procurement opportunities.

Scott Hay
Potential in Me

The help provided by Neil at P4P really made the process easier to go through… I’d certainly seek their support if we have to tender again.

Juliet Sheriff
Milltown Community

P4P allowed us to be tender-ready ahead of time of publication. This allowed us to focus on writing the actual tender when it was published…I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Paula Swanston
Home Link Family Support

I’ve been to Neil’s presentations on partnership working and collaboration. He knows his stuff.

Isabella Stevenson
StepUp Shoeshine

Yesterday I attended a brilliant workshop… it was a real eye-opener with a huge potential for future partnership working!

Fiona Colbron-Brown
East End Connections