The use of the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) approach to contracting for commonly purchased goods and services has shown to be very effective for many social services. City of Cardiff Council pay testimony to annualised savings of £588,000 in school transport routes alone
. DPS is also being shown to be effective in areas including domiciliary care, residential and nursing services and is applicable to just about all commonly purchased goods and services.
Extended Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) support is now built into the PROACTIS Source-to-Contract application suite, supporting the use of specialised templates, workflows and business rules to guide you through the DPS process while ensuring regulatory compliance. It also uses the PROACTIS Supplier Network to enable all electronic supplier interaction, and includes an eAuction platform for use when appropriate.
We have a number of resources to help you better understand what a DPS is, how it works and the benefits it offers for both you and suppliers. These include:
You can also read our recent announcement
about the availability of this new DPS support on the PROACTIS website.