Public Procurement

Digital Technology Services Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) – delivering economic benefits

June 30, 2020 by No Comments | Category buyers, cyber security, digital technology products and services, Dynamic Purchasing System, ICT, Procurement news, Scottish Procurement, SMEs, suppliers

The Digital Technology Services DPS has been operating for over a year and it’s been a busy but successful year.

There are approximately 270 suppliers on the DPS and SMEs make up almost 80% of that number and impressively SMEs have secured over 70% of the call-off contract spend.

A recent survey found that over 81% of suppliers realised the DPS experience is better than other procurement routes.

The DPS is split into three lots:

  • Digital projects
  • Digital resources
  • Cyber resilience

Key benefits

  • access to a wide range of digital technology suppliers
  • easy access for suppliers, encouraging competition and SME participation
  • suppliers can join the DPS at any time, provided they meet the selection criteria
  • completely electronic process
  • streamlined procurement process

Additional information

Buyer and supplier guidance can be found on our website and further information can also be found within the ‘Procurement Information Network’ within Knowledge Hub.

If you don’t have access to the secure stakeholder site, please register by completing and returning the membership request form and email Scottishprocurement@gov.scot.


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