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Scotland Excel seeks suppliers for the Delivery of Educational Materials

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Scotland Excel has published a Prior information Notice on PCS for the Supply and Delivery of Education Materials. This framework will provide Councils and other participating bodies with a mechanism to produce a range of educational materials, including but not limited to, arts and crafts, board card and paper, exercise books, homework diaries, science equipment and sports equipment.

This contract is divided into nine Lots, and tenders may be submitted for all Lots. The estimated total value of the contract is £70,000,000 with each lot amounting to a different value. The lots are as follows;

  • Lot 1 - General Educational Materials
  • Lot 2 – Arts and Crafts Materials
  • Lot 3 – Board, Card, Paper, and Exercise Books
  • Lot 4 – Bespoke Homework Diaries
  • Lot 5 – Early Learning Materials
  • Lot 6 – Additional Support Needs (ASN) Products
  • Lot 7 – Musical Instruments
  • Lot 8 – Scientific Equipment
  • Lot 9 – Sports Equipment

The anticipated duration on the framework for each lot is 36 months with an option to extended for up to a further 12 months subject to satisfactory operation and performance, making the total duration of the contract 48 months. Any period of extension will be at the sole discretion of Scotland Excel.

Please note: Scotland Excel will be using PCS-Tender website to carry out this procurement process. PCS-Tender is a separate website from PCS and if you have not already registered for it, you will be required to do so.

Next Steps

If you are interested in potentially bidding for Scotland Excel’s Supply and Delivery of Education Materials contract opportunity, please visit the PCS-Tender website to express your interest in this Notice and access the tender documentation.

Support from the Supplier Development Programme

Micro, small and medium businesses based in Scotland can access free training with SDP Scotland to get tender ready for this opportunity. Suppliers interested in this opportunity are advised to attend SDP’s free Using PCS and other portal webinars. This training provides suppliers with a run through of the PCS and PCS-Tender websites.

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