Published date: 5 August 2021

Last edited date: 24 November 2021

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 5 September 2025, 12am

Contract summary


  • Advertising material - 22462000

  • Portable computers - 30213100

  • Television and audio-visual equipment - 32320000

    • Exhibition equipment - 39154000

    • Database and operating software package - 48600000

    • Catering services - 55520000

    • Multimedia Message Service (MMS) services - 64212300

    • Analysis services - 71620000

    • Business analysis consultancy services - 72221000

    • Project management consultancy services - 72224000

    • Data services - 72300000

    • World wide web (www) site design services - 72413000

    • Application service providers - 72416000

    • Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security - 79000000

    • Motion picture and video services - 92100000

    • Radio and television services - 92200000

    • Sports-event promotion services - 92621000

    • Sports-event organisation services - 92622000

Location of contract

United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Australia, Bahrain, Central African Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Mali, New Zealand, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vietnam

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

5 August 2021

Closing date

5 September 2025

Closing time


Contract start date

6 September 2025

Contract end date

7 September 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Communications Marketplace DPS Agreement will provide central government and wider public sector organisations with a means of procuring a wide range of marketing and communications services via a dynamic list of specialist agencies. Upon application to join the DPS Agreement, agencies are required to indicate which categories and services they are able to provide and bid for.

The Communications Marketplace will be organised into distinct categories to enable Agencies to select all elements relevant to their service offering.
Clients can filter the elements to produce a shortlist of Agencies to invite to a competition.
The four (4) distinct categories comprise of:

Location for delivery

Within these filters are further sub-filters that agencies can select to demonstrate the level of services they can provide.

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Communications Marketplace

  • Future opportunity
  • Published 4 February 2021



Additional text

​Please note the Closing Date, Contract Start Date and Contract End Date have been manipulated to support compatibility system issues.
Please refer to the contract notice for the correct dates and timelines.

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How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Crown Commercial Service


39 Old Hall Street


+44 3150103503