Dynamic Purchasing System for VCSEs – Smaller and Lower Value Services Inside and Outside Public Sector
This Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is intended to be a platform to lower the barriers of entry and encourage VCSE’s (Voluntary, Charitable and Social Enterprises) and similar organisations such as Sheltered Workshops (organisations employing disadvantaged workers) to tender for smaller and lower value goods, services and works in and outside of the wider public sector.
DPS for Voluntary, Charitable and Social Enterprises (VCSE’s) for ad hoc and lower value Goods, Services and Works
Orbit Group Limited
- Other community, social and personal services – 98000000
Location of contract
Value of contract
2 July 2021
18 April 2031
Contract start date
19 April 2031
Contract end date
30 April 2031
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
This Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is intended to be a platform to lower the barriers of entry and encourage VCSE’s (Voluntary, Charitable and Social Enterprises) and similar organisations such as Sheltered Workshops (organisations employing disadvantaged workers) to tender for smaller and lower value goods, services and works in and outside of the wider public sector, where specific requirements and non-core work is required. There are real challenges in enabling social value to be applied effectively primarily because organisations have conflicting pressures on delivery, risk, scale and cost management which vary.
Orbit is passionate about building communities and investing in our communities. It is hoped that the growth of social suppliers is increased by working with Orbit and similar organisations across the housing and wider public and other sectors. There is an increasing desire to buy from VCSE’s and this desire is being driven by organisational ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) approaches, a generational shift in expectations along with the direction of travel of government led initiatives such as PPN’s 0620 and 1120, the industrial and civil society strategies and the Social Value Act.
Suppliers will need to click on the link to view this opportunity on Procontract and ‘register interest’ to view and download the documents and complete application. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any assistance.
This DPS will be open for use for the wider Public and other sectors who want to increase their commitment to Social Value. Please contact email@example.com for further information. Public sector organisations are as defined here https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide
Lots included in this DPS are as follows:
1. Cleaning services and products
2. Office services and supplies
3. Language Services
5. Education and Training
6. Wellbeing services
7. Health and Safety
8. Clothing Services
9. Minor Building Works
10. Grounds Maintenance
11. Refuse, Waste, Recycling & Re-use
14. Promotional items and Gifts
15. Food and Drink
16. House Clearances / Removals
19. IT Supplies & Services
20. Consultancy Services
21. Other Goods, Services or Works
- Additional text
- Orbit are working with Supply Change in delivering this DPS.
Founded in 2018, Supply Change connects organisations looking for goods and services with social enterprise suppliers who can deliver quality and a positive impact. This is done through their platform of pre-vetted social enterprises and social procurement services, including spend analysis, impact assessment and events.
Supply Change is a female founded social enterprise shortlisted by Natwest 2 years in a row as a top 100 social enterprise in the UK.
“At Supply Change we believe in the power of social procurement. We connect organisations who need goods and services, with social suppliers who can deliver quality and a positive impact”. See further information at www.supplychange.co.uk
Please ignore the contract dates published in this notice.
The DPS is currently live and is expected to remain open until April 2031 and available for suppliers to apply at any time. Suppliers successfully admitted on to the DPS will have the chance to bid for any requirement from Orbit or other public sector organisations via receipt of an Invitation To Tender for the relevant Lot(s) selected.
How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.