Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)

Quickfire Guide

Quickfire Guide

Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)

Procurement officers use PCS to:

  • advertise future opportunities by using a Prior Information Notice;
  • invite specific suppliers to submit quotations for low value/risk goods and services through the online 'Quick Quote'  system;
  • post Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Notices (contracts over the EU thresholds);
  • post below-threshold contract notices;
  • publish Contract Award Notices;
  • publish their Contract Registers which detail all of their organisations current contracts from regulated procurements  (£50k or over for goods and services);
  • reserve suitable contracts for supported businesses

Main contractors on public sector contracts can use PCS to advertise their sub-contracting opportunities.

As a supplier you can:

  • use PCS at any time to browse for contract opportunities.   You do not need to register on PCS to be able to do this
  • register as s supplier on PCS to receive automatic e-mail alerts for relevant new contract opportunities or a direct request for a Quick Quote
  • register your interest and bid for an opportunity.