PECOS (Purchase to Pay process)

PECOS is used by most Scottish public sector organisations from across central government, local government, NHS boards, universities and colleges. It is an internet based procurement management tool which controls the Purchase to Pay(P2P) process.


This process manages all purchasing phases from ordering, authorisation, raising a Purchase Order (PO), sending PO to supplier, receiving goods/services through to payment of invoices. By automating this process we have made significant efficiency savings whilst creating an audit trail to link with Standing Financial Instructions. All 22 NHS Scotland Health Boards use PECOS.

PECOS at present can host electronic content in the form of catalogues and External Marketplace sites (punch-out sites).

PECOS allows customers to buy goods and services from a single online-portal from contracts and catalogues controlled and managed by Procurement.

Using PECOS

A number of Quick Guides have been created to help you use PECOS more effectively but we are also happy to discuss any bespoke training requirements you may have. We appreciate how busy everyone is and are therefore happy to do this training at your own workstation to save you time. Please contact the support desk to discuss any requirements you may have.

Last Reviewed: 19/01/2016