Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) is a national website, provided by the Scottish Government, where all public sector buying organisations must advertise all regulated procurements (contracts valued at £50k or above excluding VAT for goods and servvices but excluding utilities and concession contracts).
Procurement officers use PCS to:
Main contractors on public sector contracts can use PCS to advertise their sub-contracting opportunities.
As a supplier you can:
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
Procurement officers will state in their Contract Notice whether bidders have to respond to the tender via PCS or PCS-Tender, and will include instructions on how to access the tender documents and respond to the opportunity.
Register on Public Contracts Scotland
To register on the site, visit Public Contracts Scotland where you will be asked to follow a short and simple process.
Procurement officers may use Quick Quote on PCS to obtain competitive quotes for low value/low risk purchases from suppliers who are registered on the website. Only suppliers selected to quote by the procurement officer can access the details of the contract opportunity and submit a quote. More information on this process is covered in the quotation section of the Supplier Journey.
Please note that suppliers do not need to register separately in order to receive quick quotes.
For higher value contracts (regulated procurements of £50k or more excluding VAT for goods and services) procurement officers will publish Contract Notices on PCS which give information about the planned tendering process. Registered PCS suppliers will automatically receive email alerts when Contract Notices matching the commodity codes in their company profile are advertised.
Through PCS you can then:
More information on the tendering process is covered in the Tenders section of the Supplier Journey.