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Partnership for Procurement (P4P) Supporting Scotland's Third Sector

P4P supports the third sector to increase access to 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, a wider geographical reach, diversification of income and an opportunity to learn from each other and collaborate.

What support is available?

An ongoing programme of events, surgeries and workshops promoting the benefits of partnership and consortia working.

  • Support to develop partnerships or consortia at all stages – for example we could help you explore the different models of consortia
  • Expert tendering support - including one to one support to become ‘tender ready’ and support with writing tenders
  • Support with carrying out research and evaluation in relation to procurement opportunities

P4P Online Resources

Our P4P website hosts a series of online tools that includes:
  • Tender-ready documents and templates;
  • Guidance on best practice;
  • Key learning points.
  • 10-stage Guide to Procurement
  • New for 2018 – P4P Collaboration Toolkit access here

The Ready for Business (RfB) Third Sector Register

The Ready for Business Third Sector Register (RfB Register) is a searchable database for accessing information on third sector suppliers and is a useful resource both for purchasers and suppliers.

The register incorporates a ‘supported business’ search facility relevant to buyers looking to reserve contracts under the revised legislation on Supported Businesses (Section 21 of the Public Contracts Scotland Regulations 2015 and EU Directive 2014/24/EU). Supported Businesses listed currently on the RfB Register include those which have been checked and verified through previous Ready for Business Research (Feb 2017). Additional information on the research and findings can be accessed by clicking on the Resource button on this website and completing Registration.

The P4P Register is open, can be viewed widely and organisations self -select and include their details onto the Register.

Buyers should continue to satisfy themselves of the accuracy of the information and undertake the necessary checks and due diligence. 

P4P will go out to those listed on the register annually and request that organisations update their information and will make every effort to keep the register ‘fresh’

If your organisations is currently delivering contracts and/or looking to deliver contracts in the future, sign up and register your details onto the register. 

P4P is also keen to hear from Buyers who have up and coming procurement opportunities and/or want to link to the third sector

Contact details

For more information, please contact the P4P team on or 0141 280 2560.