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Network Advice Dynamic Purchasing System



Scottish Procurement has established a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of Network Advice. 

The DPS will operate in a similar way to a framework, however, it is an electronic process and suppliers can apply to join the DPS at any time. 

Suppliers interested in this potential opportunity should register with PCS and PCS-Tender as these systems will be used in any resulting  procurement.

Contracts will be awarded via call offs, issued by Scottish public sector organisations through the DPS, inviting suppliers to tender for in scope services. 

Potential scope?

This DPS will provide vendor neutral network advice for organisations seeking to develop, enhance and secure their network infrastructure.

Due to the wide and diverse nature of network advice, it is not possible to list all the types envisaged  but some examples (non-exhaustive list) may include:

  • Network security
  • Improved energy consumption and efficiency
  • Support of internet of things (IoT) network integration
  • Support of Unified Communications (UC) network integration
  • Audit and analysis of network services
  • Network infrastructure project management
  • Network upgrades
  • Support in the procurement of network services
  • Migration of existing network services
  • Advice on network solution and design and implementation of new network services
  • Support with network estates

What is out of scope?

  • Fixed line telephony
  • Mobile telephony
  • Unified communications
  • IT hardware and peripherals

Who is this available to?

  • Central Government
  • Health
  • Local authorities
  • Universities and colleges
  • Third sector (voluntary organisations and charities registered in Scotland)
  • Other public bodies

Full details will be found on Public Contracts Scotland notice once issued.

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the DPS to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so. Entitlement can be established from the terms of the Official Journal of the European Union OJEU advert (once issued). If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.


  1. Easy access for public sector bodies to a full range of  technical network advice
  2. Easy access for suppliers  
    • encouraging strong competition
    • encouraging small and medium sized enterprise participation
  3. Suppliers can join the DPS at any time, provided they meet the selection criteria
  4. Electronic process
  5. Streamlined procurement

Current Status

Start Date

22 November 2018

End date

The duration will be for an initial 12 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months

Further details


List of suppliers


Dawn Swan

Senior Portfolio Specialist

ICT Special Projects

Phone:  0141 242 5595

Email:  Dawn.Swan@gov.scot

David Box

Portfolio Manager
ICT Network
Phone: 0141 242 0345

Email: David.Box@gov.scot

Leigh Syme

Procurement Assistant
ICT Networks
Phone: 0141 244 6812

Email: leigh.syme@gov.scot

Further Information


A buyer's guide will be available.

Two template set of terms and conditions have been created that may be used – if buyers wish to consider these they will be available on a designated area within PCS-Tender and within our page on the Scottish Procurement Knowledge Hub.

To obtain access to the Knowledge Hub, please contact Scottishprocurement@gov.scot and quote Network Advice – Dynamic Purchasing System.


We have attached a suppliers guide on the DPS and how to apply.