Published date: 17 September 2021

Last edited date: 19 April 2024

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

Closing: 19 September 2025, 12am

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Any region, North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Scotland, Wales

Value of contract

£0 to £499,999

Procurement reference


Published date

17 September 2021

Closing date

19 September 2025

Closing time


Contract start date

20 September 2025

Contract end date

21 September 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) intends to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to procure Work Focused Activities in Jobcentre Plus Districts in England, Scotland and Wales.

The DPS is for the procurement of social and other services referred to in Regulation 74 of the Public
Contracts Regulations (2015) and as such, the intention is to use a light touch regime, rather than the full
regime described in Regulation 34 (Dynamic Purchasing System). The DPS is for the sole use of DWP.

The Flexible Support Fund Dynamic Purchasing System 2 - For the Provision of Work Focused Activities (FSF
DPS 2) is the replacement for the DWP Dynamic Purchasing System for provision of work-focused activities
known as the Flexible Support Fund DPS (FSF DPS). The current FSF DPS will expire on 31st October 2021 and
FSF DPS 2 will replace it for new call-offs from 1st November 2021.

The DPS will open for Supplier accreditation applications from the 20th September 2021.

The full suite of documentation including specification and specific details relating to the Dynamic Purchasing
System (DPS) can be found at

Estimated overall value of this DPS will be £250,000,000.00

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Early Engagement - FSF Dynamic Purchasing System 2 - For the Provision of Work Focused Activities

  • Early engagement
  • Published 13 August 2021


Additional text

As of 1 January 2021, the internationally comparable regional geography for the UK is the International Territorial Levels (ITLs) geography.

This has replaced the Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) geographies for the UK that were operational when the UK was a member of the European Union

The above spreadsheet shows the NUTS Code and the new corresponding ITL Code at Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3

How to apply

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

About the buyer


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