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Minor Works Dynamic Purchasing System

Procure a wide range of specialist trades all in one place for your college, university, academy or schools’ refurbishment or construction works.

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Are you are looking for a supplier to complete capital works on your institution's buildings or estate?

Our Minor Works Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is designed so that you can engage the services of qualified and experienced construction contractors. There are 29 different building works categories on the DPS with each lot giving access to a range of construction suppliers in each category.

You can procure a wide range of specialist trades all in one place for your college, university, academy or school's refurbishment or construction works.

  1. There are multiple contractors in each category to encourage competition enabling you to demonstrate value for money
  2. The DPS will also save you time as CPC has already done the due diligence on the contractors, including:
    • Financial stability checks
    • Health and safety record and process checks
    • Environmental management checks
    • Quality management checks
  3. Your local contractor can apply to be on the DPS so you can get quotes from them and other contractors that have passed a vetting process
  4. All procurement processes are fully auditable as further competitions will be done using the Sourcing Cloud tendering platform
How to Use

CPC’s Sourcing Cloud makes it easy to perform and manage further competition exercises. It’s free for CPC members to use and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on the DPS. Use the ‘Get a quote’ button to create a Sourcing Cloud account and send your further competition to the DPS suppliers.

Get a quote from the Sourcing Cloud

A further competition template is available in the Associated Documentation section on this page. Help using Sourcing Cloud is available in our Sourcing Cloud User Guide.

How can contractors apply to be included on the Minor Works DPS?

The DPS is being managed through the MultiQuote platform (Project Ref: CA7638), interested parties will need to create an account for their organisation (if not already setup) and then navigate to the opportunity using the project reference via the “Opportunity Search” tool on the dashboard.

Once located, interested parties will then need to download and complete the “Minor Works DPS ITP” document. Once complete, all documentation should be uploaded and submitted to the portal. All applications to the DPS will be evaluated within 10 working days of receipt.

Bidders should take note of the checklist included within the ITP document and ensure all necessary documentation has been submitted with their application (failure to submit in accordance with the checklist may result in the application being rejected or delayed).

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Associated Documentation
  • Call Off Conditions of Contract Essential
    The call-off conditions will act as the contract between member and DPS supplier following a successful further competition process. Members will need to amend any highlighted sections within the call-off conditions to reflect their specific requirements
  • Further Competition Template Essential
    The attached “Invitation to Mini Competition” template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the framework.
  • Minor Works DPS User Guide Essential
    The user guide provides detailed guidance and information for members interested in accessing the DPS
  • Minor Works DPS FAQ
    Similar to the user guide but in a shortened format, this document is designed to explain the Minor Works DPS to members and potential suppliers and contains instructions on how to utilise the DPS to procure your works requirements
Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this DPS is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Michelle Newcombe

Procurement Manager

[email protected]

0161 535 0138