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Estates and Facilities Professional Services DPS now live

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By Keeley Blackburn

CPC is delighted to announce that the brand-new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), with multiple suppliers for the supply of Estates and Facilities Professional Services, was launched on 9th January 2023.

The services that shall be provided under the DPS will support members in delivering a range of works projects and/or programmes.

This may include, but is not limited to:

  • New builds
  • Refurbishments
  • Alterations/extensions
  • Conservation and preservation of buildings and/or structures
  • Maintenance works/programmes
  • Replacement of capital plant, mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Demolitions

The DPS has been divided into several categories to enable you to engage the services of suitably qualified and experienced contractors in these areas:

DPS Cat. Ref

DPS Category

1

Bid & Grant Funding Specialist

2

Project Management Consultant

3

Land Acquisition and Disposal Consultant

4

Surveyors and Specialist Consultants

5

Planning and Approval Consultants

6

Architectural Services Consultants

7

Cost Consultants / QS Services

8

Civil / Structural Services

9

Building Engineering & M&E Consultants

10

Principle Design Consultants

11

CDM & H&S Consultants

12

Sustainability and Decarbonisation Consultants

13

Building Information Modelling (BIM) Consultants

14

Contract Admin Consultants

A DPS is run using a two-stage process. During the initial setup stage, all suppliers who have met the set criteria have been admitted to the DPS (although new suppliers can join at any time). The second stage of a DPS is where contracts are awarded. This is where you can invite all suppliers on the DPS or within the relevant category to bid for your contract.

Additionally, your local contractor can apply to be on the DPS too at any time. This allows you to get quotations for the work from your local contractors and it gives you access to other contractors that have passed a vetting process to compare quotations against. CPC will do the necessary due diligence on your local contractor, e.g., financial stability checks, health and safety record and process checks, environmental management checks, quality management checks, reducing the risk of this not being done or saving you time in having to carry out this due diligence. Contractors also benefit as the DPS increases their opportunities to win business!

How to use the Estates and Facilities Professional Services DPS (call 020 3920 8054 to request a user account for CPC Sourcing Cloud).

1. Produce a description of the works you require to be carried out and a timetable of works – see our Estates & Facilities Professional Services User Guide which contains a Further Competition Template and some FAQ’s for tips and more information.

2. Log into CPC Sourcing Cloud, view the DPS, create a competition, attach your further competition documentation and send to the DPS suppliers in your chosen category. Should you need help creating a competition via the DPS on CPC Sourcing Cloud call 020 3920 8054 for a free training webinar.

3. Respond to any questions from the DPS contractors throughout the further competition period.

4. Once the quotation deadline has passed, log back into CPC Sourcing Cloud, download the quotation responses, evaluate, and award your contract.

Should you be ready to start the process yourself but have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the CPC DPS Contract Manager Keeley Blackburn on 0161 974 0964 or [email protected].

If you are ready to start the process, but would like the support of a procurement consultant, Tenet’s team of tender specialists can run this process for you.  Contact [email protected] for more information on the services they provide.

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