The Iberdrola-owned company is inviting tenders for its public affairs work, calling on agencies that can demonstrate a strong working knowledge of Westminster, Edinburgh and Cardiff.
ScottishPower currently uses Fleishman-Hillard, which has been a long-standing relationship.
Government affairs manager Tom Williamson told PRWeek that there is ‘no particular reason’ for launching the pitch at this stage.
A statement from the UK energy company reads: ‘The energy sector is facing a period of detailed political scrutiny and regulatory change. We are looking for a consultancy tht can advise and support the in-house public affairs team with our public affairs activities across the remit of the group in the UK – generation, wholesale, retail, renewables and networks – and on wider political issues.’
The deadline for responses is 14 February, with pitches taking place in mid-March.
ScottishPower became a subsidiary of Iberdrola in 2006. Ofgem has in recent years launched an investigation into ScottishPower under Section 118 of the Competition Act, following allegations that the energy provider abused its dominant market position. The investigation was later suspended.