Postponed: 1.2 Using PCS & PCS-tender for SLC Early Learning and Childcare Services


Postponed – future date TBC

SDP Event

Status: Cancelled with the aim of rescheduling in the future

In light of the information issued by the UK Government and Scottish Government regarding additional social distancing measures required from the public surrounding COVID-19, South Lanarkshire Council and the Supplier Development Programme has taken the decision to cancel this face-to-face training. SDP apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and will look to reschedule this training again once the future position is clear.

Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) is the national public sector tender portal for Scotland. It lists contract opportunities for all public sector bodies including the call for competition for  South Lanarkshire Council’s Early Learning and Childcare Services.

Additional Information

It is important to note that the public sector in Scotland is open for business, and you are encouraged to tender for upcoming opportunities issued through Public Contracts Scotland.

If you are a Scottish-based SME or supported business, there is a host of information and resources available to directly support you on the SDP website. You must register and log in to view these, where you will also be able to view and book upcoming free webinars. You will also be able to view your local authority’s dedicated SDP Representative’s contact details, who you are encouraged to contact if you have any queries.

The Supplier Development Programme has issued guidance regarding our upcoming face-to-face training and events, which can be viewed on the SDP website. This information is updated during normal working hours. The Supplier Development Programme urges all suppliers to follow advice issued by Health Protection Scotland and NHS Scotland.

We will be in touch to announce more details of the postponed 1.2 Using PCS & PCS-tender for SLC Early Learning and Childcare Services. If you have any questions, please contact

To learn more about Scotland’s Buyers, you can also visit the South Lanarkshire Council SDP webpage.

For Information Only

In order to support businesses that were not successful with their original bid or new entrants that are interested in bidding to provide this service with limited experience in bidding for a contract, please join us at this training session to help you to apply and bid for this contract opportunity.

The Council aims to evaluate any applications received before 1 April 2020 within 6 weeks of 1 April 2020. All tenders received on or after 1 April 2020 and before 1 September 2020 will be evaluated in September 2020. As previously advised the ITT will remain open and the Council will continue to accept tenders for appointment to the Procured Service Arrangement until 28 February 2030, by the submission of a completed ITT with the required supporting documentation.

Bidders who were not appointed to the Procured Service Arrangement following completion of the initial evaluation process can apply for appointment to the Procured Service Arrangement at any time until and including 28 February 2030. There are no limits to the number of times that bidders can submit bids.

During this evening training session, representatives from South Lanarkshire Council’s Early Years and the Procurement team will discuss the requirements for the tender, and the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) will provide free training on Public Contracts Scotland Tender – the service through which you will apply and bid for the tender to deliver the Early Learning and Childcare Services for the Council. We will discuss the key topics listed below in relation to the above tender exercise.

Key Topics:

Quality Questions
Form of Tender Response
Childcare Providers
Pricing Element

Registration from 6:00pm

Mode of delivery changed to Webinar

You can attend the webinar from the comfort of your own desk – the joining instructions and link will be emailed to you the day before this event.

Please click here to access our top tips on how to join a webinar, alternatively please call 01698 454890 if you have any concerns or would like to discuss the joining process.

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