Useful Links

Useful links for Suppliers, including the Procurement Journey, Supplier Journey and Public Contracts Scotland websites, and links to current public sector frameworks.

The Procurement Journey provides guidance for public sector buyers who procure goods, services and care and support services. The Procurement Journey provides information on various procurement routes, framework agreements and sustainable procurement.

Procurement Journey

Guidance on Pre Commercial Procurement (PCP)

Guidance on the Innovation lifecycle, Preliminary Market Consultation (PMC) Notices, Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) Notices and Award Notices, the new Innovation Questions on PCS and the Research, Pilot and Innovation Register has recently been added to the Procurement Journey.

The Supplier Journey provides guidance on how to bid for public sector contracts.

Supplier Journey

The Supplier Development Programme helps Scottish SMEs or third sector organisations interested in working with the public sector. They offer expert training, support and information to help Suppliers win work and grow business.

Supplier Development Programme

SBRI: the Small Business Research Initiative brings together government challenges and ideas from business to create innovative solutions.


The Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) portal provides a national advertising website for Scottish public bodies to post higher value regulated procurements (previously Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) notices), lower-value notices, and subsequent contract awards; prime contractors on public sector contracts can also advertise sub-contract opportunities.

Public Contracts Scotland

The vision for the Scottish Approach to Service Design is that the people of Scotland are supported and empowered to actively participate in the definition, design and delivery of their public services.

This is a framework to guide how we design user-centred public services.

Scottish Approach to Service Design

Available Frameworks/DPS

Current List of Available Scottish Government frameworks and contracts

Details of available NSS NHS frameworks and contracts and forward plan

Current List of APUC frameworks and contracts

Current Details of Scotland Excel Frameworks

Current Crown Commercial Services Frameworks

Support Organisations

Medical Device Manufacturing Centre (MDMC) provide medical device developers and manufacturers with the advice, technical expertise, and facilities essential for companies that are seeking to translate medical device concepts to commercial products.


The Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG) is a national health technology assessment (HTA) agency. They provide advice to NHS Scotland on the use of new and existing health technologies (excluding medicines), likely to have significant implications for people’s care.


The Digital First Service Standard is a set of 22 criteria that all digital services developed by Scottish Central Government sector organisations and Scottish Government corporate services must meet. This includes services for users (for example submitting an application) or corporate services (for example checking your payslip online).

Digital Scotland Service Standard