Electronic invoicing in public procurement: guide

A guide to our eInvoicing solution for buyers and suppliers of goods.


eInvoicing is an electronic process that facilitates the exchange of information between public bodies and their suppliers.

It allows invoices and related documents to be issued, received and reconciled electronically through a secure channel.

eInvoicing replaces paper-based, manual processes, and has benefits for both buyers and suppliers.

The solution is available to all public sector bodies regardless of the Purchase to Pay (P2P) system they have in place. 

It is compliant with the legislative requirements regarding the use of electronic invoices in public procurement. This states that an eInvoice is one that has been issued, transmitted and received in a structured electronic format which allows for automatic and electronic processing.

Our eInvoicing solution is delivered through the PECOS P2P software license agreement and for all non-PECOS public bodies who wish to implement this, a software license must be signed.



To find out more about eInvoicing email: einvoicing@gov.scot

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