Contracts and tenders

The role of Corporate Procurement is to develop and facilitate the collaborative process of identifying and obtaining goods, services and works on behalf of the Council, in line with it's core values and aims. The outcomes will be the delivery of effective, responsive and accessible services in partnership with both internal and external stakeholders, to improve the quality of life within South Ayrshire.

South Ayrshire Council has a Contracts Register where you can see current contracts and their expected end date. This can be used to help plan when requirements may arise, however please note that registering on the Public Contracts Scotland website is still the best way to keep informed of current opportunities to tender.

For more information on our Corporate Procurement section and to view available tendering opportunities, view details below or visit Public Contracts Scotland.

The Scottish Government is promoting improvements to the way the Public Sector Engages with Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the third sector. The main aim is to promote robust, equitable and transparent business processes as a means of removing barriers to business as perceived by SMEs. The outcome is to ensure that, wherever possible and, consistent with the need to secure value for money, suitably qualified SMEs have the opportunity to compete for public sector business.

The Supplier Journey

The Scottish Government's Supplier Journey:

  • explains the process of awarding a public sector contract in straightforward terms;
  • sets out what buyers expect you to do at each stage in that process;
  • gives practical information on how you can find out about business opportunities, how to bid for business, and what to expect when delivering the contract;
  • tells you what support is available to help you win business, and what you can do if you are unsuccessful