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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P4P – Bid Writing Plan Template

Use this template to plan writing your bid effectively.

P4P – Bid/No Bid Assessment Template

Before rushing into the tender process it’s important to consider whether or not the opportunity is worth taking further. This can save you valuable time and prevent you allocating resources to a tender process that may not be worthwhile.

This is a template which you can adapt to your own requirements in order to assess whether or not to bid for a contract.

P4P – How to Create a Bid Library

A ‘bid library’ is a collection of documents and template responses that you can use as a starting point when writing a tender. Find out more how to create one in our step-by-step guide.

P4P – Implementation Plan Template

Buyers often ask tenderers to provide an implementation or mobilisation plan. If you don’t have a template already or you don’t have Microsoft Project you can use this template to develop a plan with a gantt chart. Follow the instructions to amend the graph timeline (hover over the red arrow).

P4P – Model Answers Guidance

Model answers are answers to commonly asked questions in tenders which you can use as a starting point when responding to a tender.

The benefits of doing this include that it can save you time and effort and help you to standardise your answers to questions if there are multiple staff writing a tender.

Check out this P4P guide to drafting and improving model answers.

P4P – Pipeline Opportunities Template

Use this template to input details of upcoming tender opportunities identified from forward procurement plans, contract registers, and/or Prior Information Notices published on Public Contracts Scotland.

P4P Briefing Paper – March 2019

A quick guide to the procurement landscape in Scotland and how P4P can help guide your organisation towards securing public contracts through collaboration.

Briefing Paper
P4P Collaboration Toolkit – Executive Summary

In a hurry? Check out the Executive Summary of the P4P Collaboration Toolkit if you are thinking about forming a new partnership or consortium.

P4P Factsheet – Pupil Equity Fund

Want to more about the Pupil Equity Fund and what it means for social enterprises?

PEF was first introduced in 2017/18 to support the Scottish Attainment Challenge. This aims to achieve equity in educational outcomes for young people, ensuring that every child has the same opportunity to succeed.

Headteachers can use the funds allocated to schools to purchase a range of services from social enterprises which lead to improvements in literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing.


P4P Procurement Myths – 2018

All too often we hear from third sector organisations that there are too many barriers to doing business with the public sector.

Public sector procurement is surrounded by myths and we have debunked some of the most common ones below. We have also included some myths around collaboration to help you on your tendering journey.