Myth Fact
Contracts are awarded on the lowest price Value for money, and not price alone, decides most procurement decisions
The same suppliers win all the contracts All contract opportunities must be advertised on Public Contracts Scotland, and are not automatically re-awarded. Tenders are evaluated on quality and price, and go to the best supplier
Contracts only go to big suppliers Buyers often split large contracts into smaller lots to create more opportunities for SMEs
There’s no chance to talk to buyers face-to-face Meet the Buyer events are the perfect opportunity to meet public sector buyers face-to-face, introduce your business and learn about upcoming contract opportunities