Jobcentre Plus Work Focused Activities – Dynamic Purchasing System

Jobcentre Plus Work Focused Activities – Dynamic Purchasing System

The Department for Work and Pensions intends to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System to procure Work Focused Activities in the Jobcentre Plus Districts in England, Scotland and Wales.

Contract summary

Industry

Education

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Scotland, Wales

Value of contract

£35.0m

Published date

08 January 2018

Closing date

31 July 2020

Contract start date

31 July 2020

Contract end date

31 July 2020

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) intends to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to procure Work Focused Activities in the Jobcentre Plus Districts in England, Scotland and Wales. The DPS is for the procurement of social and other services referred to in Regulation 74 of the Public Contracts Regulations (2015) and as such, the intention is to use a light touch regime, rather than the full regime described in Regulation 34 (Dynamic Purchasing System).

This national DPS is intended to replace the current DPS for Work Focused Activities in DWP Central England Group, also known as the Proof of Concept (PoC). Operating a DPS offers a number of commercial and operational advantages for both the buyer and for the potential Suppliers, compared to traditional contracting methods. The DPS will be a more effective and responsive tool, with the potential to create administrative savings and allow the buyer to respond to individual requirements more swiftly. It will simplify and reduce the time and cost involved for those Suppliers on the DPS in bringing their services to market, for example by reducing the duplication of effort created by participation in multiple, separate procurement competitions. Consequently it is anticipated that the DPS will, over time, be extended to procure other categories of service spend.
This National DPS is for the sole use of the DWP.
The anticipated period of the DPS will run from the date of signing of the earliest DPS Agreement (likely to be 25 July 2016), for four years.

Estimated funding for Work Focused Activities for 2016-2017, excluding VAT, will be up to ?35m. Thereafter funding for DPS procurement will be annually agreed (amounts to be confirmed), and may include monies from other funding streams.

The Invitation to Tender Pack is available on Bravosolution. Your tender response should be submitted via BravoSolution. If you are not a BravoSolution registered supplier, you must register with BravoSolution to bid – https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Helpline telephone number:0800 368 4850
Helpline email: help@bravosolution.co.uk
See Instructions to Potential Suppliers document for further information.

 

About the buyer

Contact name

Dynamic Purchasing System for the Provision of Work Focused Acti

Address

DWP, Caxton House
Tothill Street
LONDON
SW1H 9NA
England

Email

cdfsf.adhocprocurement@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

 

Other information

Attachments

DPS Specification

Specification DPS for Work Focused Activity National v 2.0 Final.pdf

Contracts awarded

Contracts from 10 10 16 to 31 09 17.pdf

Contract Awarded

DPS Contracts to 31.12.17.pdf

All information will be issued to potential suppliers via the BravoSolution e-Procurement platform.

 

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

 

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