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Procurement guide

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Please note that this page contains information and links most relevant for people living in Scotland.

Our procurement guide can help you in bidding for public sector contracts in the energy efficiency and renewables marketplace.

We’ve produced this guide in partnership with the Scottish Government and other public bodies working together to bring your business support in all aspects of tendering.

 

How can our procurement guide help?

It will help you:

  • Learn about or brush up on key topics within procurement.
  • Challenge your overall approach to tendering through the use of various exercises.
  • Focus on key areas to improve a specific bid.
  • Understand the policies and schemes that underpin the energy efficiency and renewables market in Scotland.

 

 

How to access our procurement guide

Download the procurement guide. The PDF is editable so you can fill in the exercises within the guide which you can then refer to at a later date.

Webinar recordings

We’ve also produced some short webinars that cover guidance on the procurement process in Scotland. These are designed to help you by providing more in-depth explanations, as well as examples of how to navigate your way through various aspects of the procurement journey.

There are a total of 16 webinars from which you can pick and choose the relevant topic you want to learn about. You can watch all of the webinars via the Bid Better for Public Sector Tenders playlist.

Other resources

Other resources are also available to help you with bidding for public sector tenders in Scotland which include the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) and The Supplier Journey.

SDP is a partnership of local authorities designed to help businesses with little or no experience in tendering. They deliver this support through a programme of free training and events.

The Supplier Journey is a Scottish Government website which provides guidance on how to bid for public sector contracts using a step-by-step format.

We’d like to hear from you

If you like the guide and have benefited from it - or if you have any comments to help us improve it - we would love to hear from you.

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Last updated: 21 March 2022