How Do I Use the Supplier Journey?

This Supplier Journey is laid out in an interactive  “journey” fashion i.e. information is listed in a series of chronological stations (or pages) - from preparing a bid right through to lessons learned at the end of a contract. 

This means you can choose to read and/or find specific information in a number of ways as further detailed below.

At any time, if you want to return to the homepage you can do this by clicking home or on the Supplier Journey logo in the top left hand corner of each page:

New functionality means that now the top of every Supplier Journey page includes a main navigation panel.  This allows you to access specific Supplier Journey stations directly as well as other information. 

For example, general and new information can be found by clicking a link under “Additional Resources”.   New content of checklists, quickfire guides, videos and documents are included within "Tools, Documents and Templates"

When you click on "Start the Supplier Journey!" on the homepage, you will be taken to "Prepare" which is the first station of your journey.  When already in a station or a substation you can move onto the next page by clicking the Continue Journey button, or go to the previous page in the Supplier Journey by clicking on Go Back.  Please see below:

You can also access previous pages you have looked at by clicking on a link within the breadcrumbs which are located at the top of the page:

You can print the content of any station or substation by clicking the printer friendly link at the top of the page:

At the top of every Supplier Journey page is included a search box (which you can type keywords for what you are looking for) and several links:

  • "Contact Us" allows you to send an email/query directly to the Supplier Journey team
  • "Provide SIte Feedback" means you can comment on the site
  • Subscribing to "Notify Me of Changes" means you will receive automatic emails telling you when any changes have been made to the Supplier Journey
  • the "" link takes you to the Scottish Government website

You can work through the Journey station by station by clicking on a station name in the left hand side men  You can go to a specific station or topic by using the search function:

Some stations and substations contain linked text.  If you click on the link it will take you to either an external website or to another station within the Supplier Journey:

The bottom of each Supplier Journey page includes various links e.g. to the Scottish Government procurement Twitter page, privacy policy, etc.