Route 3 - Supplier Selection

This section of the Procurement Journey provides the Procurement Officer with guidance on completing the 'Selection Stage' of the tendering process as outlined in the Selection Criteria station.

The response to the ESPD (Scotland) is used to assess the capability and capacity of bidders which express interest in the published Contract Notice. The ESPD (Scotland) must be used as a separate stage when you are conducting a two stage process i.e. Restricted Procedure, Competitive Procedure with Negotiation and Innovation Partnership. The ESPD (Scotland) questions must also be embedded within an ITT when you are using the Open Procedure as a means of assessing bidders' capacity and capability.

The ESPD (Scotland) should be used within PCS-T if being used, the online ESPD (Scotland) Module on PCS or the word document which is available to download here.

If using the online ESPD (Scotland) Module on PCS, the ESPD should be built within the Module and the related ITT uploaded separately as an attachment within the Contract Notice.

Timescales for each procedure differ. Consideration must also be given to Planning, Sustainable Procurement and Risk Management throughout this stage of the Journey.

Any documents you need are listed below:

OJEU Advertising Time Limits (file type: docx)

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