LHC's OJEU compliant Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is an open market solution designed to provide buyers with access to a pool of pre-qualified suppliers in respect of building works, goods and services for use in public sector refurbishment and maintenance.

The duration of the DPS is for four years with option to extend for an additional four years, up to a maximum of eight years.

Five categories of works:

  • Kitchens and bathrooms and associated works
  • Landscaping
  • Electrical works
  • Painting and decoration
  • Multi-disciplinary (Installation of whole house internal and external works as defined in, but not limited to, the above categories of work).

Project Value Bands

The DPS will generally apply to minor building works projects valued up to £500k per project. For projects valued above this threshold, LHC Clients can use the WH2 framework. 

Benefits of using our DPS

  • Time saving - Quick and easy access to approved suppliers
  • Compliance - Confidence that you have access to
    pre-qualified trades with the right qualifications, experience and financial standing to deliver your project
  • Quality and value - Only suppliers who offer quality and value are pre-qualified
  • Choice - Access to a wide number of pre-qualified suppliers
  • Local Delivery - Offers the opportunity to engage with local suppliers supporting the wider Government aim of working with local businesses for economic growth
  • Section 20 Consultation - Our DPS makes it easier for clients to comply with leaseholder consultations by allowing leaseholder nominated trades with an opportunity to apply to join the DPS and if successful an opportunity to bid for work

How does a DPS differ from a Framework?


  • No maximum time limit
  • No direct award (further competition only)
  • Flexible - suppliers can join during the lifetime of the DPS
  • Allows Clients to use their own T&Cs, pricing and specification   
  • Increased accessibility for small medium enterprises
  • No maximum number of suppliers


  • Maximum duration of 4 years
  • Direct award permissible
  • Fixed list of suppliers
  • Call-off documents have to be in line with what was structured when establishing the framework
  • Typically harder for small medium enterprises to access
  • Finite number of suppliers

The process of using our DPS

A step-by-step flowchart illustrates how the process works when using our DPS.

How can Suppliers apply?

Suppliers can apply throughout the duration of the DPS. See the detailed flowchart demonstrating the process involved when applying to be a DPS appointed company.

To become a DPS supplier today, complete the supplier standard questionnaire.


Process of using our DPS

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The process of bidding for work from LHC Clients

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How can suppliers apply?

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A guide to completing your DPS application

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