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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P4P – Are You Ready to Collaborate?

Before planning your collaborative project and identifying potential partner organisations we recommend that you first carry out a collaboration readiness test. Ask yourself the following questions in this checklist.

P4P – Bid Writing Plan Template

Use this template to plan writing your bid effectively.

Templates
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.

Templates
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.

Guidance
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).

Templates
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.

Guidance
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.

Templates
P4P 10 Stage Guide to Procurement

The P4P 10 Stage Guide to Procurement is aimed at third sector organisations who are either considering tendering for public contracts for the first time, or have some experience in tendering but would like to improve their skills.

The aim of the guide is to assist you to build your organisation’s capacity and capability in relation to tendering and procurement. We have broken into down into stages so that you can drop in and out and learn at a pace which suits you.

Public sector tendering is not something that you are going to learn overnight. Getting your organisation ‘tender ready’ is a journey and you may be just starting out or already part of the way along the route.

Guidance
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 Case Study 1 – Tender Support

Want to find out more about the tender support P4P provides? Check out this case study on how we recently helped a small charitable organisation win a tender opportunity.

Case Studies