Yes, the Commercial Crown Service has developed a purchasing system for innovative products (radical or disruptive innovation) which allows for suppliers of innovative products that have validated in other markets to be given access to the public sector procurement system which would otherwise not be accessible.
Plumis is now an approved supplier in Spark - the Technology Innovation Marketplace – for all UK central government departments, wider public sector organisations and charities as listed in the OJEU Contract Notice.
The following has been quoted from the document “Customer Needs RM6094 Spark - Dynamic Purchasing System Agreement”:
‘The DPS Agreement will provide central government and wider public sector departments with the opportunity to procure an extensive range of innovative technology products and services via a broad range of Suppliers.
Customers will use the product and service element filters as detailed in Attachment 1 – Spark Product and Services Matrix, to short list appointed Suppliers offering their service requirements and invite to Competition.
What is a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)?
A DPS is a public sector sourcing tool for common goods and services under regulation 34
(Dynamic Purchasing Systems) of the PCR 2015. Bidders can apply to join at any point and don’t require any special IT equipment as a DPS eliminates unnecessary activity for the Bidder, up front.’
Buyers interested in learning more should go to the Crown Commercial Service website for Spark DPS: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6094
and can register as a buyer at: https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register
Buyers needing to obtain further clarification of the use of Spark DPS can contact the Crown Commercial Service and speak to Lucy MacCormack at 07920 450 074 or at the CCS Enquiries Service Desk firstname.lastname@example.org.