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Apprenticeship dynamic purchasing system - LGSS

Apprenticeship dynamic purchasing system

This dynamic purchasing system (DPS) is available to public authorities seeking approved apprenticeship training providers. The DPS is a framework agreement that ensures every apprenticeship provider commissioned by LGSS operates under the same contractual rules.

Eligibility to use the DPS

Organisations able to conduct mini competitions under the DPS include:

  • any current or future organisation delegating services or functions to LGSS
  • any city, district, borough or other local authority maintained school within the counties of any LGSS partner authority
  • any companies or organisations set up by participants in the LGSS shared services venture
  • any academy, university or other educational establishment within the counties of any LGSS partner authority

Using the DPS

The DPS enables authorities to tender for contracts from providers that meet the selection criteria to join the framework, and providers to bid for specific work as it becomes available.

Anyone intending to undertake a mini competition to secure an apprenticeship provider must complete and return a DPS access agreement to receive login details for the portal. Managers can undertake any number of mini competitions to meet their team’s needs, but must complete an access agreement each time so DPS activity can be monitored, even if they already have login details.

Those who access this framework are solely responsible for the management of contracts awarded under the DPS. LGSS will not contract manage on behalf of any other organisation calling off the DPS.

Apprenticeship DPS access agreement form

Accessing the DPS

Managers employed by LGSS partner authorities (including local-authority maintained schools) with access to the ProContract portal via LGSS Procurement must request an employer login to access the portal. Users that have previously registered can login directly. Non-maintained schools and academies, and any other interested parties can view our contracts register to find details of approved providers.

Employer access - LGSS partners

Organisations with access to the ProContract portal via LGSS Procurement can login to search for approved apprenticeship training providers.

Login as an employer

Employer access - all other parties

Non-maintained schools and academies, and any other interested parties can find details of approved providers on our contracts register.

View contracts register

Provider access

Providers of apprenticeship training with access to the ProContract portal can login directly or register for access.

Login as a provider