The procedure for determining the award of the contract must be based on objective conditions. The objective conditions must be laid down in advance in the procurement documents of the framework agreement. This means that, in some cases, authorities concluding framework agreements have to provide much more detailed information on the procedure and conditions for direct award than they currently do. They must do so from the outset, in the procedure and in the documents in which the framework agreement is drawn up. A DPS shall create an electronic marketplace on which contracting authorities can obtain requirements by issuing a call for tenders from authorised economic operators. The DPS must be set up under a restricted procedure to designate economic operators as participants in the DPS. One of the main advantages of a DPS over a framework agreement is that other economic operators can apply to join the DPS at any time during the duration of the DPS. Since not all frames are the same, it is difficult to identify obvious differences between the two purchasing routes. However, some elements seem to be a clear distinction when it comes to most of the technology frameworks that are currently on the market.
Here are some of the differences between a DPS and a framework. Emphasis is placed on transparency in the new procurement provisions under framework agreements with several suppliers: framework agreements, dynamic purchasing systems and electronic catalogues A dynamic purchasing system, also known as dpS, is a procurement tool for works, services and goods. A DPS is similar to an electronic framework contract, but new providers can apply for membership at any time. Dynamic purchasing systems are used as a purely electronic process and as part of a restricted procedure. All contracting authorities, including central government contracting entities, may establish a DPS. The current Directive does not deal specifically with the use of electronic catalogues, although they are commonly used in the UK. Electronic catalogues are particularly useful for framework agreements and dynamic purchasing systems with a wide range of deliveries. The new Directive contains provisions governing the use of electronic catalogues when awarding contracts. Where a contracting authority intends to require or accept electronic catalogues in the context of a tender, the invitation to competition** shall indicate this at the same time as the required technical format. A purchasing framework is a list of pre-qualified suppliers who can apply for tenders for a number of goods, services and works. . .