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
Public Social Partnerships – How To Guide (Ready for Business)

The document is designed to support existing and prospective Public Social Partnerships (PSPs) by providing a step by step
guide to the key stages and processes that should be undertaken to ensure a successful PSP. Its content incorporates the
experiences, feedback and lessons learned provided by those PSPs who have adopted and tested the model suggested
within this guide.

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
Senscot Legal Guide to Collaboration and Partnership Working

This document is a guide to partnership working and legal issues involved in establishing a partnership or consortium.

Template documents (Jon Moon)

Various templates are available for download on the Jon Moon website. Document no.146 can be tailored to your requirements for tender responses (depending on the formatting required by the buyer).

Template Gantt Chart (Microsoft)

A template gantt chart that you can use for your tender which has been produced by Microsoft.

Tender Review Questions

Business Development Review Questions

Tenderer’s Common Mistakes

Tenderer’s Common Mistakes

Tenderer’s Common Mistakes – As delivered at Procurex Scotland by John Clark, PASS Consultant, Nov 2016

A list of common mistakes which tenderer’s often make which can lead to an unsuccessful bid.

Video Tutorial – How to register for the Ready for Business Register

Interested in registering for the RfB Register but not sure where to begin? In this easy to follow video we run through the registration steps and what information is required. The P4P Register is open, can be viewed widely and organisations self -select and include their details onto the Register.

P4P will go out to those listed on the register annually and request that organisations update their information and will make every effort to keep the register ‘fresh’.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in contact.