Partnership for Procurement

Supporting Scotland's Third Sector

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


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 social enterprises and the wider third sector to access contracts through collaboration.

Please note as of 30 June 2022, this website will not be updated. All existing information and resources remain accessible. 

If you would like further information on procurement support for social enterprise, organisations can sign up through the portal and also can contact on 0300 302 3333 |


“During the past few months, Neil has provided invaluable advice and support to Home-Start Fife.  Neil’s in-depth knowledge of consortia, the various structures and ways of operating, combined with his understanding of the voluntary sector has enabled us to work together to create a robust framework.  Neil has been meticulous throughout the process, checking every document, offering helpful suggestions, and responding quickly to every query.  It is a pleasure to work with him.”

Alison Cameron
Home Start Fife

“The simple truth is that without the support of Neil at P4P the tender wound not have been completed”

Diane Cameron
West Lothian Social Enterprise Network

“P4P have been extremely helpful, accessible and easy to work with.  I have appreciated the knowledgeable guidance from Neil to support us in preparing for tendering. There were some difficult issues to work out, so it was great to have P4P providing professional advice, feedback and hands on support.”

Lesley Campbell

“Working with P4P, and Claire, made it a much clearer process. Claire provided systems for us to follow to prepare as a partnership, advice on docs, e.g. ESPDs, feedback on tenders,  drafts and creating bid libraries to get ready well in advance.  Thank you to Claire for helping us navigate what would have been a much more complex maze, instead giving us a road map.”

Bridie Ashrowan
Space & Broomhouse Hub

“We have received outstanding support from P4P in helping us to secure a contract with Morrison Construction where we will be delivering corporate and industrial catering across Scotland. Procurement is a hard process to understand but working with P4P made it easy for us.”

Annette Tonner
Community Focus Scotland CIC

“As a small, Third Sector Organisation, who had never had to tender for services before, the whole tendering process was extremely daunting for us….. We were put in touch with p4p and Claire helped reassure and guide us through the whole procedure from start to finish, which was invaluable for us…..we would not have been able to submit the tender on time without it……

Elizabeth Cooke
Access Ability  

The training day I attended was extremely useful. It has made the tendering process much simpler to follow. Claire and the team explained the process in clear and simple terms as well as providing some top tips. We will certainly be using their service again”. 

David Greenwood

“I am so grateful to P4P for the support they have provided.  I first met Neil about a year ago and I would have given up a long time back were it not for his skill and expertise, helping me enter the world of tendering. Without hesitation I would encourage anyone to contact the team.  I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.” 


Joyce Murray
Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC

“As a small 3rd sector provided tendering is a daunting process.  I’m thankful I was put in touch with P4P which made the whole process from start to finish less daunting.  Our Coordinator  – Neil Young – was really patient, professional and a great support. Without hesitation we will certainly use their service again.”

Lesley Reid

“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

“P4P and Claire from the team were excellent, made the process much simpler and without their help the submission would never have taken place. Our submission was successful and this in turn benefits hundreds of young people who need our help.”

Fergus Storrier
Showcase the Street

“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