Workshops & Training

We deliver a range of workshops and training sessions on collaboration and procurement, most of which are aimed at social enterprises and the wider third sector.

All workshops and training sessions are delivered digitally by Zoom or other means. In addition, we offer bespoke products and workshops which we will tailor to your needs and may incur a charge. 

Introduction to Collaboration and Procurement
This half-day session provides an introduction to procurement in Scotland, how to prepare to tender, as well as discussing the benefits of joint tendering and collaboration.

The session includes a mixture of presentations, group discussion and good practice examples and is aimed at strengthening opportunities for future collaboration and building capacity in preparation for current as well as up-and-coming public sector procurement opportunities.

Finding Tender Opportunities
One of the barriers social enterprises or other third sector organisations face is not being sure how to find information on both current and future tender opportunities.

This session covers:
– Using Public Contracts Scotland
– Being invited to quote for lower value opportunities (known as ‘Quick Quotes’)
– Finding and analysing public buyers’ future procurement plans
– What to do next – should you bid or not bid?

Cascade Workshop
Are you a membership or support organisation which needs to raise awareness and upskill your staff on procurement and/or collaboration? P4P has a tried and tested procurement and collaboration workshop focusing on cascade learning.

The session involves a mixture of presentations and group exercises which will support your staff to better understand public sector contracts and developing partnerships or consortia, as well as finding out about the range of existing third sector supports currently available.

Quick Quotes Quick Wins
This is a fully interactive session which involves an introduction to procurement as well as supporting attendees to register on PCS, complete their Supplier Finder Profiles and set up for alerts during the session.

This session is aimed at organisations who are considering tendering or those organisations that are actively looking at contract opportunities up to £50,000.

Collaboration Skills
This workshop is aimed at helping to ensure the long-term sustainability of organisations through opportunities for future partnership and consortia working. During the workshop attendees will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of partnership working – including: the drivers; benefits and barriers to working together, what makes a successful collaboration and further support available.