P4P Resources include a range of downloadable guidance documents, case studies, and templates, either developed by P4P or an external organisation. Select a category under the search box to sort the resources.

Title Category
Case Study – CRNS Reuse Consortium

The CRNS reuse consortium successfully bid for a place on the Scotland Excel Domestic Furniture and Furnishings Framework. The consortium is the first of its kind in Scotland, with the ability to supply up 24 local authorities with quality reuse furniture.

Find out more about how the consortium developed and how it operates in this case study produced by P4P.

Case Studies
Case Study – Granite Care Consortium

Check out this case study which describes how CDS and P4P together supported the development of the Granite Care Consortium, a Consortium Co-operative which succesfully bid for a large social care contract in Aberdeen.

Case Studies
CDS – Consortium Co-operative Model Paper

Case studies of the Consortium Co-operative Model, including: Argyll Food Producers; Scottish Mountain Bike Consortium; and the Breadalbane Tourism Co-operative.

Case Studies
Collaboration during a Crisis

During a crisis situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic, partnership working is more important than ever. With that in mind, today P4P has developed a new guide – Collaboration during a Crisis.

The aim of the guide is to complement the existing P4P resources on collaboration, describing the different or unique approaches which may be required in this unprecedented situation

Create your Supplier Finder Profile

This guidance will provide an introduction to procurement with a focus on Quick Quote Opportunities, an introduction to the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website.

Example Good Tender Response – Scottish Government

These five short extracts are illustrative examples of good tender responses to a Fair Work criterion across a range of contract types, with an explanation of why they are good. The final example illustrates some of the common weaker elements of responses to a Fair Work criterion.

Guide to Public Bodies in Scotland

A guide to public bodies in Scotland, including a definition of the term ‘public body’

In Conversation with DTAS

Kicking the series of webinars for 2021 off, we were delighted to be joined by Catherine McWilliam and Karlene Docherty at DTA Scotland.

Catherine and Karlene discussed a new initiative which DTA Scotland is leading on alongside the Scottish Land Commission which is supporting communities in developing vacant and derelict land.

The new partnership project being run by DTAS and the Scottish Land Commission provides professional support for community-led regeneration of vacant and derelict land sites. The project will run for two years and seeks to develop practical, collaborative and innovative approaches to bringing different types of small and persistently problematic sites back into productive use, in a way that could support and scale-up community led regeneration across Scotland.

P4P – An Introduction to Bid Writing

Looking for some quick tips on writing a bid or new to procurement? Check out this short best practice guide by P4P on tender writing.

P4P – Bid Writing Plan Template

Use this template to plan writing your bid effectively.