Dynamic Purchasing System for Voluntary, Charitable and Social Enterprises

Dynamic Purchasing System for Voluntary, Charitable and Social Enterprises

This Dynamic Purchasing System 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

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Other community, social and personal services – 98000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract

£500,000

Procurement reference

ORBIT001-DN525369-85350880

Published date

11 March 2021

Closing date

12 April 2021

Closing time

11am

Contract start date

1 May 2021

Contract end date

30 April 2031

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

 

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.

The anticipated go-live date for this DPS is 1st May. 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 group.tenders@orbit.org.uk for further information.

Lots included in this DPS are as follows:
1. Cleaning services and products
2. Office services and supplies
3. Language Services
4. Furniture
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
12. Flooring
13. Woodwork
14. Promotional items and Gifts
15. Food and Drink
16. House Clearances / Removals
17. Signage
18. Vouchers
19. IT Supplies & Services
20. Consultancy Services
21. Other Goods, Services or Works

 

More information

 

Linked Notice

ORBIT001-DN525369-85350880

 

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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

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Address

Garden Court
Harry Weston Road, Binley Business Park
Coventry
CV3 2SU
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44 2476438000

Email

group.tenders@orbit.org.uk