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Internet of things (IoT) technologies and services dynamic purchasing system

Guidance for public sector organisations on how to access and use the framework agreement.

Internet of things (IoT) technologies and services dynamic purchasing system
Who can access: all public sector
Contract status: live
Dates of contract: 6 September 2019 to 5 September 2021
Category: ICT networks - national

Overview

Scottish Procurement has established a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the provision of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and services. The DPS went live on 6 September 2019 and will end on 5 September 2021.

The DPS will operate in a similar way to a framework, however, it is an electronic process, suppliers can apply to join the DPS at any time and there is no limit on the number of suppliers on the DPS.

Suppliers wishing to join should register with PCS and PCS-Tender and the OJEU contract notice will remain open throughout the lifetime of the DPS. Further information can be found in the attached buyer's and supplier's guides.

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) includes:

  • device management
  • data management
  • integration
  • analytics
  • subscription and connectivity management
  • application enablement and management
  • security
  • IoT enablement (advice) and implementation services
  • IoT related hardware, for example, sensors

Who can use this

The framework can be used by:

  • central government
  • health
  • local authorities
  • universities and colleges
  • third sector (voluntary organisations and charities registered in Scotland)
  • other public bodies

Full details can be found on Public Contracts Scotland.

Note: It is the responsibility of any buying organisation wishing to use the DPS to satisfy itself that it is eligible to do so.

If there is any doubt, legal advice should be sought.

Benefits

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
  • streamlined procurement via electronic process
  • access to wide range of suppliers and services
  • all suppliers have third party cyber security accreditation or equivalent
  • all suppliers have agreed in principle to model terms and conditions developed specifically for this arrangement

Suppliers

As suppliers list is attached below.

Further information

Dynamic purchasing systems: guide

Information about pricing and terms and conditions for frameworks and contracts can be found on the Knowledge Hub.

If you are not registered to access this and are eligible to use the framework please complete the registration form and send it to one of the Scottish Procurement contacts listed below.

Contact

Anamaria Rehbein
Portfolio Manager, ICT Networks
Email: anamaria.rehbein@gov.scot
Phone: 0131 244 5749

David Box
Portfolio Manager, ICT Networks
Email: david.box@gov.scot
Phone: 0141 242 0345