A DPS for sustainable and ethically sourced goods and services, delivering social value in local communities

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Dps (Services)
6 year
09 May 2022
10 May 2022 to 08 May 2028
08 May 2028 00:00




Geochart for 2 buyers and 0 suppliers


Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust (BWCET) are seeking to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of commonly used goods and services from a wide range of suppliers to create an ethical and sustainable supply chain to deliver social value in local communities. Education Commercial Services (ECS) is the trading name of Bishop Wilkinson Commercial Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust (BWCET) who provide specialist procurement services to the education sector. Education Commercial Services (ECS) is focused on providing high quality commercial support to the education sector with a specific focus on supporting the North East region. Our goal is to ensure we use the most effective and compliant route to market for the customer, taking into account their individual objectives whilst identifying savings, social value benefits and supporting the local economy and communities. Although ECS currently has a focus within the education sector in the North East, the DPS will be available and open to the full Public Sector to access an ethical and sustainable supply chain for commonly used goods and services across all regions within the United Kingdom (UK). The DPS has been designed and set up to have a focus on ethical and sustainable practices across suppliers and their supply chain to drive social value outcomes The DPS will create the following benefits across all sectors, locations and suppliers: • support local SMEs, charities and social enterprises by providing a platform for growth thereby supporting the local economy • increase the creation of social value within the following themes: Covid-19 Recovery, Tackling Economic Inequality, Fighting Climate Change, Equal Opportunity and Wellbeing • reduce impact on the environment, whether this be carbon, water, waste reduction and/or circular economy principles • encourage 10-day payment terms for suppliers and subcontractors to support local businesses • create supplier awareness and encourage suppliers to embed new working practices in relation to ethical supply, sustainability, community and employee support throughout the supply chain When applying to the DPS suppliers, are required to indicate which categories they are applying for, in order to be invited to the relevant competitions. Customers will use the categories to shortlist appointed suppliers and invite them to further competition The three (3) categories compromise of: • Service Category • Geographical Location • Additional Capabilities

Total Quantity or Scope

• Service Category - based on CPV codes • Geographical Location - based on NUTS codes

Renewal Options

The Contracting Authority will consider the options for renewal during Year 4 of the DPS.

CPV Codes

  • 80000000 - Education and training services
  • 14000000 - Mining, basic metals and related products
  • 15000000 - Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
  • 18000000 - Clothing, footwear, luggage articles and accessories
  • 22000000 - Printed matter and related products
  • 30000000 - Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
  • 32000000 - Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
  • 37000000 - Musical instruments, sport goods, games, toys, handicraft, art materials and accessories
  • 39000000 - Furniture (incl. office furniture), furnishings, domestic appliances (excl. lighting) and cleaning products
  • 48000000 - Software package and information systems
  • 50000000 - Repair and maintenance services
  • 51000000 - Installation services (except software)
  • 55000000 - Hotel, restaurant and retail trade services
  • 60000000 - Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
  • 64000000 - Postal and telecommunications services
  • 66000000 - Financial and insurance services
  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
  • 73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services
  • 77000000 - Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services
  • 79000000 - Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
  • 90000000 - Sewage, refuse, cleaning and environmental services
  • 92000000 - Recreational, cultural and sporting services
  • 98000000 - Other community, social and personal services


  • Bids should cover the whole contract.
  • Renewals are available.
  • Award on basis of price and quality.