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Scottish Government issues pre-tender for Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) Service Support

Matteo Natalucci Published 17 November 2017

The initial contract period will be five years with an option to extend for a further two years


The Scottish Government is seeking views from suppliers interested in providing Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) Service Support. 

The P2P Service Support Contract., which is estimated to be worth £28m, will include the provision, management and support of primary data centre and a disaster recovery centre including support and maintenance of all applications, data, software and hardware.

The Scottish Government has provided a national P2P service since 2002 when PECOS P2P was first deployed. Since then the scope of the service has increased to deliver additional capability to underpin, enable and support the full P2P process and make the process of buying and paying for goods, services and works easy and efficient for both public sector bodies and suppliers.

The P2P service is part of Scottish Government's wider e-Commerce Shared Service. It is fully hosted and managed from the Scottish Government's data centre in Saughton House, Edinburgh and includes 71,000 registered users and 168,000 registered suppliers. About 235,000 orders are processed each month and almost 1m order lines are generated each month.

The P2P service is available to any Scottish public or third-sector authority with the Scottish Government is responsible for managing all engagement, implementations and on-going relationship management with all user organisations.

Scottish Government currently operates the P2P service through a licence agreement which provides perpetual rights to Elcom PECOS software. To enable delivery of the P2P support service, the Service Provider will be required to obtain appropriate software licences for the relevant PECOS components.

It is envisaged that the contract for this requirement will be awarded in May/June 2018 with a service commencement date of 5 th November 2018. The initial contract period will be five years with an option to extend for up to two years.

The Scottish Government is seeking  views from suppliers interested in providing the service. 

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