Contract status: in progress
Dates of contract: approximately May 2019 to May 2021
Category: ICT networks - national
Scottish Procurement intends to establish a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the provision of Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies and Services.
The DPS will operate in a similar way to a framework, however, it is an electronic process and suppliers can apply to join the DPS at any time.
Contracts will be awarded via call-offs, issued by Scottish public sector organisations through the DPS, inviting suppliers to tender for in scope services.
What is in scope
Due to the wide and diverse nature of IoT, it is not possible to list all the technologies and services available but some examples (non exhaustive list) may include:
- device management
- data management
- subscription and connectivity management
- application enablement and management
- IoT enablement (advice) and implementation services
- IoT related hardware, for example, sensors
What is out of scope
To be confirmed
Who can use this
The framework can be used by:
- central government
- local authorities
- universities and colleges
- third sector (voluntary organisations and charities registered in Scotland)
- other public bodies
Full details will be found on Public Contracts Scotland notice once issued.
Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the DPS to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so.
Entitlement can be established from the terms of the Official Journal of the European Union advert (once issued).
If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.
Benefits of this framework include:
- easy access for public sector bodies to a full range of IoT technologies and services
- easy access for supplier: encouraging strong competition and encouraging small to medium sized enterprise participation
- suppliers can join the DPS at any time, provided they meet the selection criteria
- electronic process
- streamlined procurement
To be confirmed