How we use your information

Providing us with goods and services

Providing Scottish Enterprise with goods and services

As a supplier to Scottish Enterprise (SE), there will be a need to process personal information, either because you are the principal point of contact for your company, or your information has been included as part of a tender response.

Where you are a supplier to Scottish Enterprise, your personal information will be processed as follows:

Personal information processed

SE will process the following types of personal data:

  • Identity data
  • Contact data
  • Financial data
  • Transactional data

Source of personal information

SE collects personal data from the following sources:

  • Direct interactions
  • Employer or company
  • Public sector partners

The purpose for processing

  • To submit a bid in response to a tender
  • To assess a bid in response to a tender
  • To make payment in exchange of delivery of goods and/or services
  • To issue feedback surveys to you
  • To undertake due diligence for fraud prevention and legislative compliance (e.g. to ensure we comply with sanctions regulations)
  • To undertake background checks to ascertain whether you have been involved in:
    o unlawful acts (or failures to act), and/or
    o dishonesty, malpractice or other serious improper conduct – including, for example, bribery, corruption, terrorist financing or support; and/or
    o violations of human rights or civil liberties, or breaches of law

Lawful grounds

There are lawful grounds under which SE will process your personal information for this purpose. These are:

  • Contractual
  • Legal obligation – where we are required to comply with a legal obligation in contemplation of, or resulting from entering into a contractual arrangement with a supplier

Consequences of not providing the personal information

We will be unable to consider your bid or to enter into a contract with you or your company.

How long we will keep your personal information

We will keep your personal information for the period of your contractual relationship with us plus 10 years (or for 20 years for construction project contracts). Where your tender has been unsuccessful we will keep your information for one year from the contract award date.

Supplier details will be retained for 12 years from last activity date.

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