North of England
Commercial Procurement Collaborative


March's Contract of the Month is Minor Works and Trades – Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)


Following engagement with our member Trusts, NOE CPC has opened a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to allow NHS organisations to access suitably qualified contractors for Minor Works and Trades; by work category, geographical location and specific work-related accreditations and licences and for individual projects valued up to £500k.

About the framework

The Dynamic Purchasing System is a two-stage process:

  • Stage 1 - Admission
  • Stage 2 - Call off

NOE CPC will conduct the Stage 1-Admission process, combining both the Cabinet Office Standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ) and PAS 91: 2013; the standardised PQQ developed by the British Standards Institute to reduce duplication within the construction industry.

All Bidders who meet the selection criteria will be appointed to the DPS.

NOE CPC will undertake a periodic review of all providers appointed on to the DPS to ensure that they still satisfy the selection criteria, and that none of the grounds for exclusion apply.

Framework objectives

  • A flexible, compliant approach for NOE CPC members and the wider NHS to source contractors to deliver Minor Works and Trades projects, suitable to the requirement.
  • Access to a range of specialist, pre-approved Potential Providers by geographical location.
  • Encourage and support local SME engagement.
  • Social Value considerations.
    • Local Employment and Skills - open up job opportunities for local people.
    • Develop links between construction activities and the education sector i.e. Apprenticeships.


  • The DPS can streamline procurement for both suppliers and contracting authorities;
  • Suppliers do not have to demonstrate suitability and capability every time they wish to compete for a public sector contract
  • Contracting authorities have the ability to publish a call for competition under reduced timescales, as the advertisement in OJEU and SQ stage already been undertaken.
  • NOE CPC to manage the appointment of Potential Providers on to the DPS and the subsequent approved supplier lists.
  • Use of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Core Criteria for assessment, aligned to the Government backed construction pre-qualification document PAS 91; including periodic reviews on a Potential Providers suitability and capability.
  • Online functionality available for contracting authorities to filter their stage 2 call off requirements; by work category, geographical location and specific work-related accreditations and licences (optional)


A complete listing of the appointed providers is available via the File Share area on the NHS NOE CPC website.

NOE CPC member Trusts can request access to the File Share area via the following link:

This listing will be updated periodically, as providers join and exit the DPS.

Any questions?

Contact Natalie Ledger
Procurement Specialist  
0114 399 2017 | 07980 958 032

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Written by Natalie Ledger