We now offer dynamic purchasing systems to help you procure goods and services for your institution.
A DPS is a procurement tool for works, services and goods. It is similar to a framework agreement but new suppliers can apply to join at any time.
A DPS is run using a two-stage process. Firstly, during the initial setup all suppliers who meet the set criteria are admitted on to the DPS and there is no limit on the number of suppliers. The second is when contracts are awarded. The contracting authority (in this case, a CPC member) invites all suppliers on the DPS or within the relevant category on the DPS to bid for the contract. The CPC Sourcing Cloud tendering platform will be used for DPS competitions to ensure all procurement processes are compliant and fully auditable.
We’ve listed some of the key differences between a framework agreement and a DPS:
|Dynamic purchasing system||Framework agreement|
|Suppliers can join at any time||Suppliers can only join within a limited application window|
|No direct award of contracts||Buyers can sometimes direct award|
|Pricing determined at the contract stage||Pricing fixed at the point of tender|
|Unlimited suppliers may join||Number of suppliers decided before procurement|
CPC have a Minor Works DPS for the procurement of capital works projects for institutions’ buildings and estates. It has 29 categories so you can engage the services of qualified and experienced construction contractors with a wide array of specialist trades for your construction works. Visit the Minor Works DPS page to learn more and get a quote.
The Leasing Services DPS provides institutions with financing options on their assets - from IT equipment to solar panels and everything in between. With professional advice and guidance from appointed consultants at UniLink at your side, you can finance your assets through experienced lessors with confidence. Visit the Leasing Services DPS page for more information.
The Estates and Facilities DPS has 14 categories and supports members by delivering a range of works projects and/or programmes from new builds through to demolition. By utilising the DPS you can engage the services of multiple qualified and experienced estates and facilities Consultants to meet your needs. Visit the Estates and Professional Services DPS page for more information.