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Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Sustainable and Ethically sourced Works/Construction projects (including professional services) delivering decarbonisation, biodiversity, energy efficiency, estate management and social value in local communities

Published: 29/11/2022

Deadline: 19/12/2027

Deadline: 1281 days

Status: Open

Location of contract: Any region

Value of contract: £1 - £1,000,000,000

The buyer: Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust


Education Commercial Services (ECS) are seeking to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of ethically and sustainably sourced Construction, Works and Professional Services from a wide range of suppliers who can make a positive impact on the environment and our communities whilst managing the increasing risk of modern slavery in their sectors.

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.

We are focused on providing high quality commercial support to the education sector UK wide. Our goal is to ensure we use the most effective and compliant route to market for the customer, taking into account their individual objectives and values. We identify savings whilst delivering Social Value benefits, managing Decarbonisation, Biodiversity, Deforestation, Resource use, Health & Safety, and supporting the local economy and communities.

This DPS will be available and open to the full Public Sector across all regions within the United Kingdom (UK), and has been set up provide public sector buyers with an ethical and sustainable route to market for Construction, Works and associated Professional Services to have a focus on ethical and sustainable practices across suppliers and their supply chains to drive social and environmental impact.

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
• Mandated sign up to the Government prompt payment policy for suppliers and subcontractors to support local businesses
• Improve 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

Fully compliant with the Public Contracts regulations 2015

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