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This dynamic purchasing system (DPS) is here to support the Emergency Services, Blue Light and other public sector bodies in the purchase of drones (UAVs) and associated products and drone services.

The DPS offers a compliant route to market for the purchase of drones and their accessories, along with repairs and maintenance. The DPS also offers training services and licensing so you can ensure you and your pilots are fully compliant. It offers service areas such as surveillance, surveying, inspection and data collection, spraying, firefighting, mapping and data analysis as well as many more.

This DPS is a UK wide framework agreement that is available to any eligible UK public sector organisation, and can be used to procure garments and services both above and below the OJEU threshold.

Key Facts on this Framework

Period:
07 March 2023 - 06 March 2027
Extension Opportunities:
2 x 3 years
Contract Notice:
2023/S 000-000218
Award Notice:
Geographic Coverage:
National
  • Reduced timescales – Customers don’t need to run a full OJEU procurement through this framework as it has already been done by YPO. All you need to do is identify your requirements, present them to the market and award a contract. This also benefits suppliers as they only need to complete on OJEU procurement.

     

  • Ease of use – Simple to use with expert advice available from YPO.

 

  • Excellent choice of supplier – more details can be found on the supplier tab or the user guide.

 

  • Legality – A fully legal framework in line with EU regulations.

 

  • Assured supplier standards – Providers are ‘pre-qualified’ as to their general suitability, which means when buying services from them, customers are assured they can meet specified requirements.

 

  • Aggregation of spend – customers will receive the benefits of an aggregated volume of spend and the benefits associated with an increased leverage on the market.

 

  • Pre-defined terms and conditions – terms and conditions of the contract have already been established, and signed and accepted by suppliers.


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The route to market for this solution is via a further competition and our experienced team are on hand to help you through every step of this process – offering practical advice and support when you need it.

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    • Assistance with or management of the supplier pre-engagement
    • Assistance and guidance in the drafting of the documentation, including the provision of template documents
    • Advice on the specification, including the provision of anonymised specifications
    • Advice on the award criteria, including sustainability to ensure compliance
    • Advertising the further competition on YPO’s e-tendering portal – ProContract, and full administration of the process, including clarification log management
             There are three ways to run a further competition via ProContract
                  1. YPO can administer the full end-to-end further competition process
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                  3. If you're a current user of ProContract you can access and use our solutions directly without our involvement. View the 'How to access YPO’s frameworks directly' user guide.
    • Running or supporting the evaluation process
    • Moderation of the evaluation process
    • Drafting/checking award and rejection letters, including provision of template documents

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   • Call-off contract terms and conditions

 

Lot 1 - Supply of Drones, Maintenance and Accessories

This category is for the provision of supply, maintenance, accessories and managed services. Examples of these (but not limited to) are shown below:

- Any aircraft operating or designed to operate autonomously or to be piloted remotely without a pilot on board
- Maintenance and servicing of drones
- Design and building of drones
- Technical training on specific drones
- Relevant software solutions, such as ground control stations and data management
- Associated hardware such as docking stations, charging solutions and other safety related solutions – including signage such as ‘Dones in operation'
- Drones with a managed service
- Remotely operated vehicles (ground or submersible)

Lot 2 - Drone Services

This category is for the provision of drone services. Examples of these (but not limited to) are shown below:

- Surveillance
- Surveying
- Inspection and data collection
- Spraying
- Firefighting
- Mapping and data analysis
- Transportation /delivery of goods or persons
- Operator training
- Managed services
- Droneport infrastructure design / operations
- Advice and support services related to drone operations
- Managed services to include rental, leasing
- Other tasks performed by drones

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  • Meet the Buyer - Laura Megson
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  • One million drones in our skies by 2030
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  • APRAS UK - YPO and The Provision of Drones and Drone Services to the Public Sector
  • This webinar shows potential suppliers what YPO is and why we are establishing a new solution for the market to sell to the public sector. We share details of the solution and explain how to become a supplier and how customers will use it
  • Drones in the Public Sector
  • In this webinar, we're joined by ARPAS-UK to explore the many advantages of drone technology for public sector applications, showcasing real-world examples of how drones are helping councils, local government, and other organisations in the public sector streamline their operations while simultaneously reducing costs and environmental impacts.

     

    Last updated: 22.04.2024

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