The Scottish Government has launched a new website to provide a free and accessible source of guidance to all suppliers interested in bidding for any Scottish goods, services or health and social care public contracts.
The ‘Supplier Journey’ site was created in response to a survey commissioned by the Scottish Government which asked public, private and third sector suppliers about what support they needed. The survey drew in over two and a half thousand responses which informed the look and feel of the new website.
The site is set out as a series of chronological links guiding suppliers through the whole process from preparing and analysing your organisation to reflecting on the lessons learned.
The stages are: Prepare, Bid, Decision and Award, Contract Management and Lessons Learned.
Because the site can be used by organisations to bid or re-bid for public contracts, it will be patricianly useful for Third Sector, voluntary and charity organisations looking to secure Health and Social Care contracts.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Government said: “The aim of the Supplier Journey is to provide a consistent source of procurement information to all Scottish suppliers which is free to use and easily accessible. The guidance contained can be used by suppliers from all sectors and will be updated over time.
The site also offers guidance on where to look for contracts, such as the Public Contracts Scotland website where organisations can gain free access to details of contracts with public bodies, local authorities and the Scottish Government.
The website also includes a glossary of terms commonly used in the procurement process, to make bidding for contracts accessible for all organisations such as small and medium sized businesses and third sector organisations.
For more information follow the links in the article of visit the website at: https://www.supplierjourney.scot/
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