Digital Services (Dynamic Purchasing System - DPS)
This Dynamic Purchasing System is for the provision of Digital Services. It will support the Scottish Government's digital strategy and will provide access to a range of digital skills, including cyber expertise, as well as supporting the delivery of agile projects.
The contract notice for the Digital Services DPS will remain open throughout the lifetime of the DPS. The DPS will operate in a similar way to a framework, however, it is an entirely electronic process and suppliers can apply to join the DPS at any time.
The duration of the DPS was advertised for 24 months - an initial 12 months with an option for a further 12 months. This initial 12 month period runs until 25 October 2018. The DPS will continue to be available beyond this date as we work on DPS 2.0 – which we aim to have available before the end of 2018.
Suppliers wishing to join should go to PCS-Tender. Please refer to the guidance in the supplier’s guide below.
This is an opportunity for all suppliers that deliver services within the scope.
Contracts are awarded via call offs, issued by Scottish public sector organisations through the DPS, inviting suppliers to tender for in scope services.
What is in scope?
- Lot 1 – Digital Projects
- Lot 2 – Digital Resources
- Lot 3 – Cyber Security Services
Please see the buyer’s guide for details of the scope of each lot.
What is out of scope?
- ICT Products
- Direct purchase of software
- Maintenance of equipment
There are other ICT frameworks that are more suitable for ICT Products (ICT Products - national) and ICT Networks (ICT Networks - national) and we would encourage that these be considered as they may be more appropriate to your requirement.
There are other frameworks for the provision of interim staff (Temporary and Interim Staff Recruitment Services) we would encourage that these be considered as they may be more appropriate to your requirement.
If you have any doubts of the correct framework to use please contact a member of the ICT Services and Software team (details below).
Who is this available to?
- Central Government
- Local authorities
- Universities and colleges
- Third Sector (voluntary organisations and charities registered in Scotland)
- Other public bodies
Full details can be found on Public Contracts Scotland
Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the DPS to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so. If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.
|Benefits || |
- Access to a wide range of digital technology suppliers
- Easy access for suppliers
- encouraging strong competition
- encouraging small and medium sized enterprise participation
- Suppliers can join the DPS at any time, provided they meet the selection criteria
- Completely electronic process
- Streamlined procurement
26 October 2017
25 October 2019
NOTE: This date will be subject to review as this DPS is likely to be superseded by a new DPS.
Full list of suppliers
Margaret Anne McKeown
Senior Portfolio Specialist
ICT Services and Software
Phone: 0141 242 0111
ICT Services & Software
Phone: 0141 242 5920
A buyers guide is available.
In addition we have a template set of terms and conditions – if buyers wish to consider these they are available on PCS-Tender or within our page on the Scottish Procurement Knowledge Hub.
To obtain access to the Knowledge Hub, please contact Scottishprocurement@gov.scot and quote Digital Services – Dynamic Purchasing System.
We have attached a suppliers guide for suppliers wishing to apply to participate in the Digital Services DPS.
More information about the Dynamic Purchasing System can be found in our information leaflet.
Page updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2018