By using Apprenticeforums services you agree to our Cookies Use and Data Transfer outside the EU.
We and our partners operate globally and use cookies, including for analytics, personalisation, ads and Newsletters.

  • Join our UK Small business Forum

    Helping business owners with every day advice, tips and discussions with likeminded business owners. Become apart of a community surrounded by level headed business folk from around the UK

    Join us!

Scot Govt claims worlds-first app on public procurement contracts

Edward Harkins

New Member
Scottish Government has made commendable efforts over the past few years to open up the huge public procurement market to SMEs and social enterprises. This included setting up Public Contract Scotland (PCS),the Scottish Government’s purchasing portal:
News Items

Public Contracts Scotland’s (PCS) procurement app, launched last year, has been updated. The app is designed to alert businesses to new contract opportunities from the public– a market worth £9 billion annually. The app works alongside the PCS portal – both of which are free of charge. Their claim is that this is a world first:
Public Contracts Scotland - Home
The app allows businesses to access contract notices as they happen. It works with Apple iPhones and iPads. App users are able to access information more easily and faster than by browsing on the mobile web, as well as search notices by category, commodity and date.