An interesting opportunity was published at the end of September by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. This council is looking to engage with local SMEs for the provision of both planned and reactive works to all of their council buildings including schools. There are a wealth of different workstreams that this DPS is being split into, including some which fall under the Facilities Management banner.
Example workstreams on this DPS include: multi-works, roofs, drains and drainage systems, general build, heating and boiler systems, groundworks, electrical and lighting equipment, windows, CCTV and monitoring systems, intercom and security equipment, landscaping and horticultural.
This DPS will last for four years and each workstream will be further segregated into planned and reactive packages of work that contractors will have to bid for after becoming a pre-qualified contractor. This is not a recurrent procurement which means that this is a new approach by the council to fulfil their repair and maintenance needs.
As this DPS is being set up in this way, all you must do to become awarded as a pre-qualified contractor is showcase your abilities, qualities, and experience when completing the supplier selection questionnaire. This is a fantastic opportunity for smaller organisations to gain a foothold on the public sector marketplace as you will be able to leverage your local insights, responsiveness and social values specific to this London borough potentially much more than larger national contractors.
Full details of this opportunity can be found here:
If you would like to register your interest in this DPS, the time limit for completing the Supplier Selection Questionnaire is only 2 weeks from now, at 2pm on the 28th of this month. Whilst this is not a long time, if you are wanting to bid for this and need some assistance, we are uniquely positioned to be able to help you.
We have a full team of directly employed experienced bid writers at our disposal meaning we can respond to short notice enquiries like this, without any compromise in the quality of the materials we produce for our clients. Our success rate stands at an industry high of 94% meaning you can be confident in our ability to help you gain a place on this new Dynamic Purchasing System.