TPPL & NEPO Materials DPS

6 February 2020

The Procurement Partnership Ltd and NEPO (North East Procurement Organisation) have partnered to issue a selection questionnaire inviting bidders to participate in a National Building Materials Dynamic Purchasing Solution (DPS). The DPS will be available to over 800 public sector organisations throughout the UK. Suppliers interested in participating can access the opportunity and download the documentation on the following link

The DPS comprises of six categories, covering a wide variety of products:

Category 1: Managed Store/One-Stop Shop/Dedicated Store. Including but not limited to all building materials (covering materials available under any of the other Categories detailed within this DPS) and services required by a Contracting Authority. Types of managed store/one-stop shop/dedicated store may include, but is not limited to:

– standalone bespoke branches
– dedicated counter/storage at an existing merchant branch
– remote ‘non-staffed’ stores
– fully delivered service including van-stock management

Category 2: General Materials. Including but not limited to timber, ironmongery, paints/solvents, silicone, kitchens, fasteners & fixings, paving/kerbs, small load flags, sand and all aggregates, decorative gravels, insulation, lintels, flooring, tiles, grout, adhesives, roofing, bricks and blocks, all civil/highway materials, streetscene/street furniture, asphalt, tarmac, cements, concretes, mortar, tub mortar, plaster and boarding, sundry items, doors (internal/external and timber/PVC-U), windows (timber/PVC-U), construction chemicals, handheld tools and PPE.

Category 3: Plumbing, Heating and Gas Spares. Including but not limited to ventilation, domestic boilers, gas spares/parts (e.g. pumps, PCBs etc), heating controls, expansion vessels, motorised valves & pumps, radiators, water treatment, bathroom sanitary ware and fittings, showers, copper (and plastic) fittings and tube, tanks, cylinders, brassware (bathroom and kitchen), sinks, plastic plumbing, drainage/waste pipes and fittings, rainwater goods, renewable energy products, accessibility products (e.g. grab rails), commercial plumbing, plumbing sundries and accessories

Category 4: Electrical. Including but not limited to wiring and accessories, sockets, lighting, distribution equipment, consumer units, breakers, cables and cable management, electric showers, data networking, test and detection, electrical control, fire and CO2 detection, security systems, renewable energy products, heating and cooling and mobile lighting

Category 5: Commercial Plumbing, Heating and Laundry Spares. Including but not limited to all plumbing and heating parts/spares, flues, valves and controls for commercial boilers (of any variety), water heaters and boilers, renewables, commercial flushing controls/valves, commercial sanitaryware, ducting, drainage, pipeline, grease traps, septic tanks, silage tanks, metal & plastic pipe and fittings, valves (ball/safety or other), tanks, cylinders, pumps, brassware, and plumbing/heating consumables. To also include all spares and parts for commercial laundry equipment/appliances, e.g. washing machines, dryers and dishwashing equipment.

Category 6: Modular Build. Including but not limited to off-site manufacture and supply of ‘off-the-shelf’ or bespoke designed residential and commercial accommodation. From housing (social or otherwise) and student accommodation through to commercial units for schools (or other education sites), hospitals/healthcare, offices, retail and site accommodation. Supply of materials to support the build of units. This is not for the supply of mobile homes, but specifically factory/system-built units.

All of the above categories are fully supported by TPPL, with assistance including, but not limited to:

• Ability to identify and engage with local suppliers to participate in the DPS
• Onsite time to design and shape structure of procurement, including guidance and support in defining an appropriate service specification
• Review and analysis of available transaction information to implement an appropriate core-range for the procurement process
• Guidance and support in identifying the cost model appropriate for your proposed contract, e.g. would a cost plus or return-on-sales approach be suitable
• Drafting of all necessary procurement documentation
• Creation of necessary evaluation models
• Issue of procurement documentation through the NEPO Portal for an efficient, effective and auditable electronic further competition
• Support throughout the evaluation process, including cost analysis and onsite time during evaluation session(s) for moderation purposes
• Arrangement of and presence at any site visits/interviews included in the procurement process
• Creation of feedback/notification letters to successful/unsuccessful bidders
• Creation and issue of necessary award notices to ensure compliance with Public Contracts Regulations 2015

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