Some of the works the Council commissions will be procured through frameworks. The Council will be using this page to provide summary information on the frameworks we use and potential opportunities that those create for suppliers. Please see below for further information about Frameworks and nationally operating Public Buying Organisations for details of business opportunities associated with becoming a public sector supplier.
Constructionline – approved list for construction-related contractors and consultants
The Council uses the government-sponsored Constructionline, the UK’s largest register of local and national pre-qualified construction and construction-related services as the source for selecting contractors and consultants to tender for certain construction projects.
Suppliers will also need to be registered on a local authorities-run health and safety database known as CHAS (Contractors Health And Safety Scheme).
The councils current Dynamic Placement Systems:
Primary Care embedded Public Health Services
(inc. Contraception and Sexual Health; NHS Health Check programme; Chlamydia screening programme; Community contraception/LARC service; SAM-SAB: Supervised administration/Needle Exchange). CLOSED now to new applicants
(inc. Adult Social Care & Health; Paediatrics & Young Adults Equipment; Simple Aids and Small Moving & Handling Equipment).
DPS 1 – Adult Social Care Equipment. CLOSED now to new applicants
DPS 2 – Paediatric & Young Adult Equipment. CLOSED now to new applicants
DPS 3 – Simple Aids. CLOSED now to new applicants
DPS 4 – Small Moving & Handling Equipment. OPEN to new applicants
DPS 5 – Beds, Mattresses & Associated Equipment. OPENING soon
DPS 6 – Moving and Handling Equipment. Not yet OPEN
DPS 7 – Seating and Cushions. Not yet OPEN
DPS 8 – Bathing and Toileting Equipment. Not yet OPEN
DPS 9 – Wheelchair Service. Not yet OPEN
Passenger Transport Service
(inc. SEND Home-to-School Transport and Vulnerable Adults Care Transport) LIVE from Aug 2019
Non-maintained and Independent Schools and Colleges
(inc. SEND provision only) [LINK to DPS:]