Glasgow Business Portal
Welcome to the Glasgow Business Portal
After five successful years and the advertising of hundreds of millions of pounds worth of contracts in relation to both the Commonwealth Games and a range of other projects in Glasgow, the decision has been taken to merge the Glasgow Business Portal with Public Contracts Scotland - http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Public Contracts Scotland currently advertises procurement opportunities for all 32 local authorities in Scotland and all other public bodies, including the NHS and Police Scotland. Combining the activities of the Glasgow Business Portal with Public Contracts Scotland will offer an improved and more efficient service for suppliers by ensuring opportunities and sub-contracts for public bodies are advertised on one dedicated site.
Your company will be required to register on Public Contracts Scotland (if it has not already done so) to ensure that you continue to receive email notifications alerting you to available business opportunities. The registration process should only take 5-10 minutes and support will be available if required.
If you do not wish to register on Public Contracts Scotland, please confirm this by emailing the Buyer Engagement Team (BET@glasgow.gov.uk) by Friday the 7th of November and we will ensure that your details are not shared with PCS.
It is anticipated that the transfer to Public Contracts Scotland will be completed during November and we will keep you informed of any updates to this expectation.
Associated with the transfer of the Glasgow Business Portal to Public Contract Scotland, Glasgow City Council are keen to find out more about the success of the Portal over the past 5 years. We have commissioned the University of Strathclyde to conduct a survey of all registered users asking for your views on the value of the Portal to your company. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the online survey - it can be found at https://qsharingeu.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5ATlLoh7YRyNzdr.
In the meantime, please contact us if you have any questions or require any assistance.
Buyer Engagement Team
On behalf of Glasgow City Council
Investing some time now by registering your company details on the portal, can open up a whole new world of contract opportunities to your business.
It takes just a few minutes and is completely free
Contracts range from Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games related opportunities to construction projects, commodities and specialist services. Both public and private sector will be advertised through the Portal.
To be considered for contracts, all suppliers need to complete their company profile.
The purpose of this is:
• to collect information on areas such as health and safety, quality, race relations and so on, which may be important factors in selection
• to ensure businesses can get in place the requirements necessary to be matched with and considered for opportunities
Business readiness support can be sought from your local business support network eg 'Business Gateway'.
Further support is available at Business Portal Support.
What can the site do for you?
Search for contract opportunities
• Receive email alerts, advising you of contracts which may be of interest
The service is completely free and is targeted at both buyers and suppliers of goods, services and works .
Anyone can view opportunities. However, to receive information via email alerts on new opportunities you will need to complete your company profile including the category of goods, works or services you are interested in tendering for.