Standby and Emergency Generators DPS

Central government and wider public sector departments can procure and rent an extensive range of standby and portable generator services.


The framework uses a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) which helps customers find relevant suppliers through a filtering system. Suppliers can apply to join at any point.

The intended duration period of this agreement is initially 4 years (48 months), with an option to extend the duration for a maximum of 1 year (12 months).

Suppliers provide services organised by:

  • geography
  • sector
  • service types (Supply/Hire Terms)
  • product


  • the DPS offers a number of key benefits for both customers and suppliers:
  • simpler, quicker process for SMEs to access public sector business
  • automated, electronic process using existing supplier selection tools and systems
  • new suppliers can apply to join at any point, increasing your choice
  • increased scope/scale of service offerings
  • filtering of supplier offering which ensures suppliers receive notifications of relevant competitions
  • you can build specifications, competitions and contracts in a way to suit them
  • supports localism and social value
  • opportunity to access wider supply chain for specialist services or where supplier may previously have been a subcontractor

Products and suppliers

Please read the 'How to buy' tab below for detailed instructions on how to find out which suppliers are on this framework.

Lot 1: Standby and Emergency Generators
Central government and wider public sector departments can procure and rent an extensive range of Standby and Portable Generator services through a comprehensive number of suppliers


How to buy

The Standby & Portable Generators DPS is accessed using the Supplier Registration Service on the website

Follow the steps below to register on the Suppler Registration Service and access the DPS:

  1. Register as a buyer. Note: although pages are headed ‘Supplier registration’ this is also where you can register as a buyer.
  2. Go to the Standby and Portable Generators section. Agree to the terms of use.
  3. You now have 2 options:
    1. View appointed suppliers
    2. Click on the link to create a new category export. To filter the suppliers that can meet your requirements:
      1. Use the filtering tool to specify your conversion requirements, including geographical region(s). This will create a list of capable suppliers
      2. Export the list of suppliers and contact details (This will export to an Excel spreadsheet).
      3. Quit the DPS
      4. Use the list to run a further competition. Invite the suppliers identified by the DPS to bid against your detailed specification, evaluation criteria and contract format
  4. The list is valid for only 2 working days, because new suppliers may be applying to join at any point.
  5. If your further competition excludes eligible suppliers it potentially breaches procurement regulations.
  6. If you don’t use your list within two working days you will need to get a fresh supplier list (follow steps 3.2 to 5)
  7. You can use CCS’s eSourcing tool to run a further competition. The tool is free to use for public sector buyers
  8. Allow at least 10 days for supplier responses, or longer for more complex requirements
  9. Evaluate the responses
  10. Request from winning supplier(s) any required evidence that they can meet your requirements. Set them a deadline for submitting evidence of 2 days.
  11. If you’re satisfied with the evidence, award the contract
  12. Where appropriate, notify of the award on Contracts Finder.

More detailed guidance is available under the documents tab.