About Us

P4P is an initiative which supports social enterprises and third sector organisations to better access public procurement and other contracting opportunities and to build partnerships and consortia.

The programme is a partnership between Senscot, Social Firms Scotland, the Scottish Community Alliance and Co-operative Development Scotland. It builds on the existing work of the Partnership and Procurement Support Service which has been managed since 2015 by Senscot and Social Firms Scotland.

P4P is funded through the Scottish Government’s ‘Building a Sustainable Social Enterprise Sector in Scotland – Action Plan 2017-2020’ which is part of the Scottish Government’s 10 Year Social Enterprise Strategy.

Hosted by Senscot, a Governance Group oversees and guides P4P activities. An Advisory Group – drawn from across the social enterprise, community and third Sectors –meets quarterly to feed in issues, comments arising from their respective membership and ensure that P4P is responding adequately to the needs of grassroots organisations.