Constructionline along with industry partners join together to provide a market leading Dynamic Purchasing System streamlining procurement for the public sector
A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is similar to an electronic framework agreement, with two exceptions, new suppliers can join at any time and it is run as a completely electronic process.
Dynamic Purchasing Systems are used exclusively by public sector organisations.
The rules relating to the usage and creation of a DPS come from PCR 2015. However, in brief:
Register for the DPS scheme or schemes you’re interested in or that best fit your company profile or the scheme or schemes our partner has directed you to. During registration you’ll need to supply your Constructionline registration number and the work categories you’re interested in. Existing Constructionline members will already know their registration number. If you’re not yet a Constructionline member, you’ll be given the option to signup as a full member and enjoy all the benefits or signup as an associate member at no cost.
After you register your interest in one of our DPS schemes, you’ll receive an email from Constructionline confirming we’ve received your application. Once you’re signed up and registered, login to the Constructionline portal and ensure that your profile is complete and up to date across all of the PAS91 sections and that you’ve submitted valid up to date references for all of the DPS work categories that you’ve registered for.
Constructionline will carry out an assessment of your DPS application and completed Constructionline profile within 10 working days of your application and submission. We will let you know if anything requires any updates and assist you through the verification process. After which, the client running the DPS scheme in partnership with Constructionline will be in touch to let you know if you’ve been successful or not in your DPS application and will inform you of the next steps.
A DPS streamlines procurement for both suppliers and authorities. Suppliers don’t have to demonstrate suitability and capability every time they wish to compete for a public sector contract and the award of individual tenders can be quicker than under some other procedures.
A DPS is more flexible than a framework, particularly as suppliers may join it at any time during its period of validity, meaning that suppliers are not locked out for the duration as they are with traditional frameworks.
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