The current Education Division (the
‘Division’) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) (previously
known as the Standards and Learning Effectiveness Service (SLES)
DPS) ends on 30 September 2024. The DPS enables the procurement of
services from external providers to support the Divisions’
objective of driving improvements in East Sussex schools,
academies, colleges, and other educational settings.
The Division is seeking to set up an Education Services Approved List of Suppliers (‘ESAL’) from April 2024 to replace the DPS. The proposed new ESAL will offer a more streamlined, adaptable, consistent and compliant means for the Education Division to procure the required services.
The ESAL would start earlier than the current DPS ends to allow time for providers to apply and be accepted onto the Approved List. This will ensure call-off contracts can continue to be made whilst the new Approved List is being established and will ensure there is no break in service delivery and services start at an appropriate time.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and affects more than 1 ward;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/02/2024
Decision due: 6 Feb 2024 by Director of Children's Services