Welcome to the Public Contracts Scotland – Supplier Presentation
How to register your organisation details on the website How to set-up your profile to receive the free contract email alert notifications How to improve your chances of being selected for a quotation exercise How to respond to a quotation request
How to register as a supplier on the website
To register on the website, first of all, please logon to www.publiccontractscotland.gov.uk On the left hand side of the home page, please click on ‘New to the site? Register here’
Click on the ‘Register as a supplier’ button
Complete the supplier registration form with your full contact details. Name, Phone number, address etc.
Followed by your Dun & Bradstreet number……..the Scottish Government uses Dun & Bradstreet’s DUNS number as a unique reference for each company supplying the public sector in Scotland. Please provide your DUNS number in the text box below or find your DUNS number by clicking on the ‘Look Up’ facility. The D & B Duns number is a unique nine digit sequence recognised as the universal standard for identifying and keeping track of the 206 million businesses worldwide. If you organisation is a Third Sector organisation: Supported Business, Social Firm or Charity etc., please tick the Third Sector box and indicate which Third Sector organisation you come under.
You will receive a verification email which leads you to the website to sign in. You will then be prompted to complete the questions in the Company Profile section
As a supplier you are asked to identify which employee range and turnover range your company falls under. This information is requested for information and statistical purposes only is not made available to any 3 rd parties. Click SAVE to save your selections.
How to set-up your Public Contracts Scotland profile to receive the free contract email alert notifications
Once you have registered as user on the website and verified your registration you will be prompted to logon to the website and complete your alert profile.
You will be asked to select commodity categories that best reflect your business interests. When you click on the high level commodity category and number of sub commodity categories will appear. If, for example, you tick Building Construction Material and then the sub-category ‘electrical’ and a buyer also chooses the same commodity category when advertising an opportunity on the website, you (as the supplier) will be notified of the contract notice opportunity by email.
Once you have chosen the commodity categories that best reflects your business, you will be prompted to select the appropriate geographical location which will filter the tender alerts by region. So, for example, if you tick Highlands & Islands you will receive details of opportunities for that particular region in respect of the commodity categories you have chosen. If you tick ‘All Scotland’ you will be notified of notice opportunities for the whole of Scotland in respect of the commodity categories you have chosen. Click SAVE to save your selected region or regions
How to improve your chances of being selected to provide a quote.
To improve your chances of being selected to provide a quote, please complete your Public Contracts Scotland Supplier Finder
Supplier Finder is the supplier sourcing directory for the Scottish Public Sector. It builds on the information already held within Public Contracts Scotland, allowing suppliers to provide buyers with detailed information regarding the goods, works or services which they can provide to the Public Sector. Have you thought about how the buyer views your profile? You need to think how you use PCS, how many are registered in your company? How are you organising the profiles? Who should be the first port of call – local branch, head office? Have you thought about how your company comes across in the profile – is the logo on? Is the message clear? Are your USP’s obvious? Have you given examples of current contracts or previous contacts with the public sector? Some of the benefits your get from updating your profile include: Buyers can now easily find your company via their new Supplier Finder search tool You can now provide keywords which specifically highlight the goods, works or services which your company could provide to the public sector? (These are searchable by the buyer). The service improve your chances of being selected for a quotation, when a buyer uses ‘Quick Quotes’. (Thousands of quotations every year are conducted via this service). Please complete the Supplier Finder Profile template Contact details…..and then click
……then select the geographical area or areas in Scotland you are interested in doing business in…….and finally
For a profession Supplier Finder Profile finish, please remember to add your company logo and scroll to the top of the page to save your Supplier Finder Profile.
How will buyers use the Supplier Finder website functionality?
Buyers are able to look up your organisations in a number of ways: By conducting a search using Supplier Finder By conducting a search by details search – searching using your name, company name or email address By commodity category – selecting a commodity category and reviewing the suppliers who have signed up to a particular commodity category. Click Let’s look at the Supplier Finder search facility….click
If a buyer enters any of the following search criteria: Supplier Name: Green Fingers Region: Aberdeen and North East Keywords: Grass Treating Postcode AB15 4ZT and then Click search and the dummy Green Fingers company will appear in the Supplier Results page. The full contact details, key business highlights and information about the company are easily accessible to the buyer
Register as a supplier
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Public Contracts Scotland• How to register on the website• How to set-up your profile to receive the free contract email alert notifications• How to improve your chances of being selected to provide a quote
Public Contracts Scotland How to register on the website
Public Contracts Scotland How will buyers use the Supplier Finder website functionality?
Supplier – Four steps to improving your chances ofwinning a contract:• Register as a user on the website• Sign up to the free contract email alerts by selecting commodity categories relevant to your business interests• Opt into and complete your Supplier Finder Profile with keywords that best describes the goods, services or works activities your can provide to your public sector customers• Keep your information up to date and be proactive!
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