Spark DPS

Spark will enable government and the public sector customers to access new and emerging technology products through a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

Scope

This DPS which will enable customers to access technology innovations and provides suppliers a flexible and adaptable route to market which is quick to apply for.

The principles and benefits of using the DPS are:

  • Agility and flexibility to meet government’s changing technology needs
  • Accessible route for suppliers to apply at any time
  • A dynamic filtering system, giving customers flexibility based on requirements
  • The filter system enabling the right suppliers hear about the right opportunities
  • Quality and price can be assessed based on individual customer’s requirement
  • An efficient structure and approach to finding potential solutions, including the option of using a two- stage competition process and supplier presentations
  • Fully compliant with UK and EU regulations

For suppliers to gain a place on the agreement they will need to demonstrate relevant capabilities through a detailed contract example which is also supported by a customer and evaluated by CCS.

To streamline the customer buying journey, the DPS will have a filter system, allowing customers to find the right supplier with skills and capabilities.

There will be two key filter areas, problem type and technology type.

Technologies not covered by filters cannot be offered under the DPS

Market engagement

In April 2019 we held a series of webinars to brief suppliers on the DPS.

You can view the webinar slides here.

Please click here for Spark clarification questions and answers.

Timescales

Activity Estimated dates
Pre-market engagement March – October 2018
Drafting procurement documents November 2019 – March 2019
Publication of OJEU 12 March 2019
DPS live for customers 16 April 2019