APUC and its client institutions conduct their procurements in line with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016 and the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2015. APUC understands that suppliers navigating their ways through public sector tendering can put off some suppliers from bidding for contracts, particularly SMEs, third sector businesses and supported businesses. With this in mind, this section of the APUC website is aimed at providing suppliers with the information that they need and where to find other resources and help.
Supplier Guides - APUC has developed some useful guides to help suppliers understand the tendering process
- Legislation and Regulations
- Responding to Tenders
- Contract and Supplier Management
- Working with APUC
Public Contracts Scotland - all APUC contracts are advertised on the Public Contracts Scotland portal. As well as contract opportunities, suppliers will also find details of forthcoming supplier events, news and case studies.
Supplier Development Programme - The Supplier Development Programme offers free training, support and information to SMEs and 3rd sector organisations interested in working with the public sector. Suppliers will also find there, details of external events that may be of interest.
Supplier Journey - The Scottish Government has created the Supplier Journey which provides guidance on the procurement process for the public sector in Scotland.
Ready for Business - Ready for Business is a third sector led consortium that provides support to businesses and public sector organisations and embeds social value in the procurement process through sustainable procurement.
Sector Contracts Register - All APUC's client institutions Contracts Registers can be accessed here