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 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.

 

 

 

 

Guidance
P4P video case study – client support Case Studies
Planning Storyboard

The purpose of the story board is to set out a clear, coherent response to each question or part of a presentation so that the people marking the response or receiving the presentation can clearly see all the elements and easily award marks

Guidance
Pricing for Tenders

This guide outlines some of the different ways that you can cost your service and outlines some of the different ways in which you can set the price of your tender. You can use this guide to help you price your tender and to prompt discussion as to the method you use.

Guidance
Procurement during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Infographic

Procurement in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic – what’s changed?

Check out this handy infographic produced by P4P which highlights the most recent guidance issused by Scottish Procurement.

Infographic
Procurement during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Update 19/06/2020) – Infographic

In late March we published an infographic that was widely shared which summarised guidance published by Scottish Procurement on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic to public procurement.

Further guidance has since been released in the wake of the gradual easing of the lockdown. We have created a further infographic based on this guidance which you can download here.

COVID-19
Public Contracts Scotland Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about the Public Contracts Scotland website

FAQs
Public Contracts Scotland User Guides

PCS User Guides on the following:
– The Postbox tender submission facility
– Supplier Finder Profiles
– The Quick Quote facility

Guidance
RfB – Supported Business Register

This study was undertaken by the Ready for Business consortium as part of the Scottish Governments Developing markets for Third Sector Providers programme.

The register aims to provide an overview of the Supported Factories and Businesses (Supported Businesses) in Scotland that fall under the revised definition of Section 21 of the Public Contracts Scotland Regulations 2015 and EU Directive 2014/24/EU.

This register could be used by public sector purchasers as part of their assessment of what Supported Businesses are operating in their area and what products and services they can deliver.

Supported Businesses
Scottish Government Policy Note – Reserving Contracts for Supported Businesses

Not sure whether you are a supported business? Find out about the definition in this Scottish Government Policy Note.

Supported Businesses