Selling to the council

Accessing contract opportunities

We want to make it as simple as possible for you to do business with the council.

The first step in supplying to us, and the wider Scottish public sector, is to register with Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and Public Contracts Scotland Tender (PCS-T).

The council conducts all Tender activity electronically through Public Contracts Scotland – Tender (PCS-T) with lower value quotations being sought via PCS Quick Quote.

  • PCS-T hosts all tender activity over the value of £50k
  • PCS hosts all Quick Quotes under the value of £50k

We would advise all suppliers to register on both systems to allow them to gain access to any tender opportunities the Council may have.

Current tenders

A list of current tenders and future opportunities can be found on the council’s buyer profile on PCS. Our two year procurement plan of all tender opportunities above £50,000 is published in our annual procurement report.

The council does not maintain an approved list of suppliers, with all tender opportunities available on PCS or through a framework.

The council also accesses contracted suppliers through framework arrangements, including Scotland Excel who are responsible for many of the collaborative frameworks used by Scottish councils. Details on their frameworks and contract opportunities are available on their website

The Supplier Development Programme can provide support to local SMEs in bidding for public sector opportunities.