The Scottish Government is conducting a survey of suppliers to the public sector in Scotland and would like to invite suppliers to share your views on a range of issues related to public procurement and the tendering process. This includes, but is not limited to:
- your organisation’s experiences of bidding for and/or delivering Scottish public sector contracts;
- the provision of training, support and advice on tendering;
- barriers to bidding for and/or delivering contracts; and
- the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Scottish Government Procurement Policy Team encourages all suppliers to take part in the survey, as the feedback you can provide will be invaluable in helping to shape future thinking on the delivery of public procurement in Scotland.
The Supplier Development Programme particularly encourages all Scottish micro, small and medium sized businesses and supported businesses in the third sector to take part in this important survey.
Definition of the Scottish public sector
The ‘Scottish public sector’ means public sector bodies which are based in Scotland and whose functions are exercisable in or as regards Scotland and do not relate to reserved matters – for example, a Scottish local authority, a health body in Scotland, or a Scottish university or college.
How to take part
The survey should take no longer than 20-30 minutes to complete and your responses will be completely anonymous. The survey can be accessed by visiting: https://response.questback.com/scottishgovernment/supplierssurvey2020
Please submit your response to the survey before the closing date on Friday, 11 December 2020 at 5:00pm.
If you have any questions about the survey, please email Susan Gardiner at [email protected]. Thank you for your support and the Scottish Government Procurement Policy Team looks forward to receiving your responses.