External Links

A list of links to sites with content closely related to public procurement and purchasing. Links to third party sites are provided for your convenience. The Scottish Government does not control these sites nor is it responsible for their contents. Inclusion of links does not imply endorsement of the site, business or organisation, or of the material displayed on these sites. Third party sites will open in a new window. Click on one of the items below.

A Wealthier and Fairer Scotland

The Government's Wealthier and Fairer strategic objective is to enable businesses and people to increase their wealth and allow more people to share fairly in that wealth. Creating a wealthier and fairer Scotland is central to the Government's Purpose. By making Scotland wealthier and fairer, we will: generate more opportunities to work; make Scotland a more attractive place to live, work and invest; and ensure that the benefits of increased national prosperity are shared fairly across Scotland.

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges

Link The Centre of Expertise for Higher & Further Education institutions.

BusinessClub Scotland

BusinessClub Scotland is a new initiative designed to ensure that Scotland’s business community capitalises on the country’s ambitious events programme in the run up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games and beyond.


CompeteFor is an English national portal that offers a free service that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to major public and private sector buying organisations. It focuses on major capital infrastructure projects.

Contracts Finder

Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies.

eCommerce Shared Service

The effective use of technology is at the heart of procurement reform. The Scottish Government’s eCommerce Shared Service brings together all the steps involved in doing business with the public sector in Scotland. It is a collaborative electronic environment that promotes improved capability across public procurement in Scotland.

eSourcing NI

The Electronic Tendering site which allows supplying organisations to take part in tender opportunities led by Northern Ireland Public Sector and Regulated Contracting Authorities, through which all procurement is channelled.

eTenders procurement website

Website for the eProcurement in the Irish Public Sector.

Interactive training

The link above will take you to the login page of the interactive training site, owned and managed by the NHS,  where there is an option to register for an account.
During registration there are the options to select the organisation the user works for. Outwith the Health service there are the following options:
- Education
- Fire and Rescue
- Local Authority
- Police
- Scottish Government
- Other NON NHS Organisation
The PCS material is under Training Materials > Systems > Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)

NHS Scotland National Procurement

The Centre of Expertise for Health.

Scotland Excel

The Centre of Expertise for Local Authorities.

Scottish council for Development & Industry

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry is an independent membership network which strengthens Scotland's competitiveness by influencing Government policies to encourage sustainable economic prosperity.

Scottish Government

The devolved Government for Scotland is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport.

Scottish Government eInvoicing Videos

The effective use of technology is at the heart of procurement reform and Scottish Procurement is leading a number of core initiatives to deliver value for money and contribute. to the Scottish economy. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/eCommerce

Scottish Procurement

Scottish Procurement is responsible for developing and advising on a range of procurement activity and commercial decision-making, including implementing procurement policy, promoting best practice in project delivery, and setting up contracts and framework agreements for itself and the wider public sector in Scotland.


Dedicated public sector procurement website for opportunities with public sector bodies in Wales.

Supplier Development Programme

The Supplier Development Programme aims to assist businesses improve their performance in winning contracts with Scottish Public Sector Organisations. We offer information, support, news, events and workshops covering procurement issues and unravel the tendering process.