**Please note: With effect from 31st March 2017, all procurement exercises will be conducted through our new online procurement portal “ProContract”. We will no longer use Public Contracts Scotland. To continue receiving notifications regarding future tender opportunities, please register for an account, free of charge, at https://procontract.due-north.com/SupplierPreLoginHome. User guides are available on the ProContract portal. If you are already registered on ProContract, please ensure your contact information is up to date.**
We have standard terms and conditions for contracts with our suppliers, and a standard Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ), which are set out in the following documents:
See our procurement process for more details.
Opportunities valued above £60,000 will be advertised on the ProContract website.
Any opportunities valued at above the current OJEU threshold will be advertised in the Official Journal of European Union, via the website.
Although we are considered a private sector R&D organisation, it is a condition of our funding agreement that we comply with public contracts regulations and therefore we are fully committed to the EU principles of equality of treatment, non-discrimination and transparency.
There may be instances where the we do not advertise contracts or may not seek quotations from the open market. A single supplier solution will only be used in limited circumstances, which include:
The Public Contracts Regulations also permits certain general exclusions, which includes but is not limited to the following:
Prompt payment performance
In compliance with regulation 113 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, the percentage of invoices paid by the ORE Catapult within 30 days is as follows:
Financial year 2015-16
% of invoices paid within 30 days: 83%
Total amount of liability to pay interest: –
Total amount of interest actually paid: –