Offce of Public Works: Lean Initiative

OPW introduced a streamlined procurement system to improve delivery called a “Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)” which is like a framework agreement except that during its life other economic operators (suppliers) may, if they meet the published criteria, join the system. Using a DPS provides a simple and straightforward form of access to contracts for suppliers. When applied appropriately, it is a cost effective method that can limit the need for complex tender processes and benefit both supplier and tendering organisation