Public Contracts Portal
A key objective within the Scottish Government’s Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan (June 2008) http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/228582/0061861.pdf is that public sector procurement markets are made openly available to Scotland’s third sector. In order that enterprising third sector bodies are both aware of emerging contract opportunities and best placed to respond to these, the Government is keen to encourage bodies to take advantage of Public Contracts Scotland – the national contracts portal, where most public authorities now place contract notices.
The facility through the following link http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ is free and registration allows bodies to automatically be made aware of (by return e-mail) contract opportunities on the theme or themes in which an interest has been expressed. Thereafter, it is up to individual enterprising third sector bodies whether they wish to pursue the opportunity, make a submission or collaborate with other interests.