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Appropriate Adults DPS – 1015 Coming Soon

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The Appropriate Adults (AA) DPS has been developed with the National Appropriate Adult Network (NAAN) and will enable those who commission Appropriate Adults Services within the Police, Youth Offending Teams, Adult Social Care and the local authorities to access a compliant route to market, from a wide range of service providers.


The Service is for children or vulnerable adults (as defined by PACE Code C) who are detained in police custody or voluntary interview as a suspect, when a referral is made by the police.


Providers on this DPS will either provide AA Services for Children or Vulnerable Adults or both.


Providers have also indicated which regions within the UK they are able to provide their service to.  Please refer to the Provider tab for more information.


Throughout the life of this DPS there will be open rounds for new Providers to join providing they pass the mandatory minimum selection criteria, set by YPO.


Customers are expected to undertake their own further competitions and NAAN has provided a specification template which is available to support those commissioning this Service, to consider all aspects.


For more information about the AA Service please refer to the weblink below: -


If you require any more information, drop us an email at [email protected] and we look forward to hearing from you.

Period: 08 December 2020 - 07 December 2024
Extension Opportunities: Option to extend for a further 2 x 2 years
OJEU Framework Notice: 2020/S 197-478580
OJEU Award Notice: TBC
Geographic Coverage: National

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A Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is an electronic system established to purchase goods, works or services which remains open throughout its duration for the ongoing admission of suppliers/providers meeting the minimum selection criteria and allows pre-qualified suppliers/providers to participate in customer’s further competition for in scope services.

Benefits of using the DPS:

  • Flexibility to respond to changes in the market and offer local suppliers/providers and SME’s the opportunity to bid and be awarded to the DPS.
  • Providers not meeting the minimum standard for admittance onto the DPS can resubmit.
  • Reduced timescales – customers do not need to run a full OJEU procurement if procuring via the DPS.
  • Assured provider standards – providers appointed onto the DPS are ‘pre-qualified’ as to their general suitability.
  • Volume and increased leverage in the market.
  • Pre-defined terms and conditions – when awarding contracts customers have the option to use YPO’s call-off terms and conditions as established and previewed by eligible suppliers/providers, their own terms, and conditions.


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