Public Procurement and Property

DPS 2.0 for Digital Technology Services is now live!

March 18, 2019 by No Comments | Category buyers, digital technology products and services, Dynamic Purchasing System, framework agreements, Living Wage, Procurement news, Scottish Procurement, SMEs

The Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) 2.0 for Digital Technology Services is now live. The agreement is open to all Scottish public sector organisations and buyers can use it to call-off against all three lots covering:

  • Lot 1 – Digital technology projects
  • Lot 2 – Digital technology resources
  • Lot 3 – Cyber security services

This replaces DPS 1.0 for Digital Services and also Digital and Technology Services (DATS) framework, which expires in May 2019.

Positive economic benefits

Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, said:

“I am delighted that we have now launched the DPS for Digital Technology Services. It allows us to continue supporting our digital aspirations and help organisations develop their cyber resilience.

“This DPS is good for businesses and employees, with around 74% of the suppliers being SMEs, and all suppliers are committed to paying the Real Living Wage. It also highlights the innovative approach we are taking towards providing a more open and connected procurement with positive economic benefits.”

A wide range of services

The agreement provides a wide and diverse range of digital technology services. Full details are available online but some of the services include:

  • Integration services
  • Managed ICT services
  • ICT support
  • Digital transformation projects
  • Digital/online services
  • Software and infrastructure engineering
  • User research
  • Content design
  • Service design
  • User experience
  • Testing and auditing
  • Training
  • Service delivery
  • Support
  • Enablement services
  • Data analytics/services
  • Cyber security services
  • Data science projects

Further information

For additional information please see our Contracts Register or contact Margaret Anne McKeown (0141 242 0111).

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