1.2 Using Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) – How to Find and Bid for Opportunities

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Tuesday 23 March 2021, 11:00am-12:30pm


Public Contracts Scotland 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 webinar will help you to ensure that you're not only comfortable using the PCS website but also know how to generate business from it.

This event is suitable for Level 1 (Beginners). This workshop is the first step to tendering for new or inexperienced bidders.

During this course, you will learn:

  • What is Public Contracts Scotland (PCS)? 
  • How do I set myself up on PCS? 
  • What functions do I need to use on PCS? 
  • What is PCS-Tender (PCS-T)? 
  • What is a Quick Quote? 
  • How does e-invoicing work? 

How to prepare for this event 

You can attend the webinar from the comfort of your own desk – the joining instructions and Cisco WebEx link are contained within the confirmation email received at time of booking, and also within the reminder emails. To prepare, you can access SDP's top tips on how to join a webinar, or alternatively please email info@sdpscotland.co.uk if you have any further questions about the joining process.

Please feel free to join the webinar a few minutes before the start time.

What do other suppliers say?

Don't just take our word for it! Here is what our suppliers have to say:

  • "I found this training session extremely useful. It was very informative in regards to what evidence was expected for the tender application process." 
  • "I found the step by step process of going through the website useful, especially how to find contracts."
  •  "I enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions but also to hear the types of questions other people were asking." 

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