Level 1 (Beginner)

1.1. Introduction to Tendering

Introduction to Tendering is our Beginner course, taking you through the tender process from start to finish.

From finding contracts, responding to opportunities, the selection stage, award criteria and debriefing, this comprehensive beginner-level course will tell you everything you need to start bidding for public contracts.

Key topics:

  • Using Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)
  • Participating in a Quick Quote
  • Contract thresholds values
  • Tender procedures and processes
  • Bid/no bid process
  • European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) [previously PQQ]

This event is suitable for you if:

  • You are new to bidding
  • You want to understand the tender process and what documents you will need
  • You want to learn how to complete the ESPD

Your next workshop is 1.2. Using PCS and other portals

1.2. Using Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) & other portals

Learn how to make the most of Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and other e-tendering systems at this introductory workshop.

Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) is the national public sector tender portal for Scotland. It lists contract opportunities for all public sector bodies and has a “Quick Quote” function for lower value contracts. This workshop will help you ensure you are comfortable using this site as well as other portals throughout the UK and Europe.

Key topics:

  • Quick Quotes
  • Supplier Profile
  • PCS-Tender
  • Rest of UK, EU and private sector portals (Contracts Finder, Sell2Wales, Tenders Electronic Daily, MOD Defence Contracts Online)

This event is suitable for you if:

  • You have never used the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website
  • You have used PCS and want to make sure you are making the most of the site
  • You want to understand how Quick Quote works

 Your next workshop is 2.1 Tender Procedures and the ESPD

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