Step-by-step to using DPS
Individual contracts are awarded through the ‘Further Competition’ stage. Here we will invite all suppliers on the relevant Lot to bid for your work. All call offs from the DPS have to be mini tenders. SEC will manage this process and be the initial point of contact if assistance or advice is needed.
Who can access this DPS?
Any publically funded body can use the DPS – access is not limited to SEC Members alone. Full details can be found here.
The DPS is for contracts with a value of £25,000 and over.
Is there a cost to access?
There is no access fee to use our DPS for projects over £150,000. A levy % dependant on whether you are a guest or member is collected directly from the contractor once a call off contract is awarded. The levy operates on a cascade system – with the % charge decreasing in line with contract spend.
For projects £150,000 or less we will charge an access fee. This is £500 + VAT for support with a price only evaluation and £2,250 + VAT for price and quality evaluation support. No levy is then charged post contract award.
If you’d like to discuss this with us in more detail please let us know – we’re happy to help.