Resources

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.

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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 – Fife Employability and Training Consortium (ETC)

Eight third sector employability services came together to form the Fife ETC consortium that won the contract to deliver the employability contract for the Opportunities Fife Partnership. This has led to better, more joint-up employability services in Fife, reaching more unemployed people from deprived areas and a stronger third sector.

Case Studies
Case Study – Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing

Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing is a consortium of 74 community organisations which aim to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Scotland. Between 2012 and 2016 it attracted over £300,000 funding. Find out more SCHW in this case study.

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

COVID-19
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.

Guidance
ESPD Template

A template for the ESPD which you could use to draft answers to in advance of the publication of a tender.

Templates
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.

Guidance
Frequently Asked Questions about ESPDs

Scottish Government guidance on the ESPD form.

FAQs
Guide to Public Bodies in Scotland

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

Guidance