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Public Contracts Scotland - Tender (PCS-T)



PCS-Tender is the national eTendering system which is centrally funded by the Scottish Government. The system is a secure and efficient means for buyers and suppliers to manage tender exercises online. The standard templates provided enable buyers to create consistent tender documentation more easily, helping them to adhere to legislation, policy and procurement procedures and provides a standard, best practice approach to public sector procurement.

What is in scope?

Provision of an eSourcing solution – an internet-based, collaborative technology to facilitate the full life cycle of the tender process for both buyer and supplier, including:

  • eTendering - internet based, collaborative technology to facilitate the full life cycle of the tender process for both buyer and supplier
  • eEvaluation – evaluation of tenders, setting criteria, analysis and presentation of results
  • eAuction -  a module to enable a buyer (or an agent of a buyer) to run electronic auctions
  • eContract – a module to support the generation, drafting and finalising of contractual documentation, the management of a contract through its life, including the implementation, roll-out, administration and closure of contracts
  • eSupplier Management – a module to track supplier performance across the lifetime of the contract through key performance indicators (KPIs), balanced scorecards and scoreboards

What is out of scope?

The provision of other eCommerce tools:

Who is this available to?

Available to Scottish Government, fire, health, local authorities, police, universities and colleges, third sector, other public bodies via the Scottish Government.

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the contract to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so. Entitlement can be established from the terms of the eProcurement service management notice published on Public Contracts Scotland. If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.


  • Provision of modern eSourcing software
  • One system suitable for use across all Scottish public sector organisations
  • Efficiency benefits and access to innovative sourcing activities, for example eAuctions, eContract and eSupplier Performance Management
  • Use of standardised procurement processes, standard templates for Invitation To Tender (ITT) documentation and common standards of management information

Current status

Start Date

30 September 2018

End Date

29 September 2020

Further details

Contact and feedback to:

Nesta Devereux
Tel: 0141 242 0419

Contract Supplier

BravoSolution UK Limited

More information

For further information please contact the named individuals above