New DWP process for buying Provision and Training

The DWP are making changes to how they buy training/provision both nationally and locally.

Flexible Support Fund Dynamic Purchasing System 2 (FSF DPS 2) – For the Provision of Work Focused Activities in England, Scotland and Wales Overview for Potential Suppliers

What is the DPS?

Flexible Support Fund Dynamic Purchasing System 2 (FSF DPS 2) went live on the 1st November 2021 and is the replacement to the existing Provision of Work Focused Activities DPS (FSF DPS 1) which was established in 2016 and expired on 31 October 2021.

DPS allows operational buyers to examine each business requirement and recommend the best quality offer at the best price for the Service Leader’s consideration/approval. The DPS provides a quick route to market for the procurement of smaller scale, local provision.

The type of provision they may procure through FSF DPS 2 includes single interventions, courses and mentoring support tailored to meet the specific requirements of very diverse claimant groups.

Each requirement will vary, however each Request for Quote (RFQ) will be linked to a category of the “Employability Journey” which outlines the categories on the DPS and the associated performance and funding model requirements.

You can read the full information in the pdf below

FSF DPS2 Suppliers Awareness Pack