The Minor Works DPS is for the procurement of capital works projects to buildings and estates. The DPS has been broken down into a number of distinct categories to enable users to engage the services of suitably qualified and experienced contractors.
A Dynamic Purchasing System (or DPS for short) is a procurement tool for works, services and goods. A DPS is similar to a framework agreement, but new suppliers can apply to join at any time. There is no limit to the number of suppliers that can be awarded a place on the DPS.
|Lot Number||Title||Number of Suppliers|
|Lot 1||General Building, Construction & Maintenance||33|
|Lot 2||Doors & Windows||20|
|Lot 3||Electrical and Lighting||23|
|Lot 4||Plumbing & Drains||18|
|Lot 7||General Flooring & Screed||15|
|Lot 9||Cladding & Insulation||14|
|Lot 14||Roads, Highways & Traffic||7|
|Lot 15||Civil Engineering & Groundworks||13|
|Lot 17||Modular Buildings||10|
|Lot 18||Fencing & Gates||11|
|Lot 22||Painting & Decorating||20|
|Lot 24||Ceramic Tiling||14|
|Lot 25||Internal Walls & Ceilings||16|
|Lot 26||Curtains & Blinds||12|
|Lot 28||Air Monitoring||8|
|Lot 29||Safety Equipment (incl. Fall Arrest System)||8|
The DPS is being managed through the Sourcing Cloud tendering 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 above project reference via the “Opportunity Search” tool on the dashboard.
Once located, you will then need to download and complete the “Minor Works DPS ITP” document. Once complete, upload all documentation to the portal and click submit. All applications to the DPS will be evaluated within 14 calendar days of receipt.
Bidders should note the following checklist to ensure all necessary documentation has been submitted with their application (failure to submit in accordance with the checklist below may result in your application being rejected or delayed).
Users of this DPS will be required to undertake a further competition via Sourcing Cloud to determine the best value offer from the relevant DPS lot. A further competition template (complete with advice and guidance) is available to members.
You will need to be a CPC Member to use the CPC Sourcing Cloud. If you need help using the Sourcing Cloud, you can refer to the Sourcing Cloud User Guide.
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|Minor Works DPS User Guide||The user guide provides detailed guidance and information for members interested in accessing the DPS.||Download|
|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.||Download|
|Minor Works Further Competition Template||Members with a Minor Works requirement can utilise this template to articulate their specific requirements to the DPS suppliers as part of a further competition process.||Download|
|Minor Works DPS Call-off Conditions||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.||Download|
|Number of Suppliers||61 (Initial)|
|Start Date||2020 / 10 / 29|
|End Date||2025 / 10 / 28|
|Contract Manager||Peter McMullan|
|Contracting Authority||Crescent Purchasing Consortium|
|Category||Estates & Facilities|