This section has been created to assist suppliers who may be interested in bidding for contract opportunities.
sportscotland procurement policy is that Goods, Services or Works should be acquired by competition wherever possible in line with government policy and the relevant legislation.
Tendering for contracts
You can view and register for notification of contract opportunities on Public Contracts Scotland where all sportscotland contracts over £15,000 are advertised. In addition to sportscotland contracts, you will also find details of opportunities for many other Scottish public sector organisations on this site. Where we are seeking quotations for commissions between £5,000 and £15,000, quotes will be requested through a minimum of three appropriate suppliers.
European Procurement Directives
EU Procurement Directives cover higher value commissions for goods, services, and works (construction) contracts. As a public sector organisation, we have a legal obligation to comply with these rules.
The rules currently cover most commissions over the following values (excluding VAT):
- Goods and Services: £189,330
- Works (Construction): £4,733,252
Where these rules apply, tender opportunities will be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Communities, as well as on the Public Contracts Scotland website.
For more information on the European Procurement Directives and their application, visit the Scottish Government Procurement Directorate’s website.
The Supplier Journey
Suppliers can find an explanation of how the process of awarding a public sector contracts works, written in straightforward terms on the Supplier Journey pages on the Scottish Government website.
The information provided therein, sets out what buyers expect you to do at each stage in that process. It gives practical information on how you can find out about business opportunities, how to bid for business, and what to expect when delivering the contract. It also tells you what support is available to help you win business, and what you can do if you are unsuccessful.
Purchases will be subject to sportscotland standard conditions of contract as below:
- sportscotland Procurement Conditions of Contract for Purchase of goods and related Services
- sportscotland Procurement Conditions of Contract for Services (April 2018)
sportscotland works with the Scottish Government by utilising collaborative contracts and frameworks. A full list of frameworks and contracts is on the Scottish Government Procurement webpage
For more information please email Kate Brown, Procurement Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org